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How accurate is a PCR test? Do they take skin scrape or

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Hi, How accurate is a PCR test for ringworm? Do they take skin scrape or hair? Deb
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Here is a thorough review which should address all of your questions concerning PCR and dermatophytes ("ringworm"): https://www.idexx.com/files/small-animal-health/products-and-services/reference-laboratories/ringworm-pcr-panel.pdf Please let me know if you need me to clarify anything you've read in this review.

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