What is it?

Particularly when a fungal skin infection is suspected, skin flakes can be examined and cultures can be grown. For the analysis, the dermatologist will scrape off several skin flakes from a suitable area of the skin abnormality.


  • The procedure is painless.
  • Analyses are performed by the laboratory.
  • In the case of fungal infections, the result may take a few weeks.

Centres and specialist areas


Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Van Autryve Els