- Simple sample taking that you do at home
- Testresult within 3 weekdays.
- The test has a methodological accuracy of 99.5%
With this test, you get fast results on whether you have nail fungus before start a long-term treatment. If you have symptoms of thickened and discolored nails, or nails that crumble apart, it might be nail fungus. Nail fungus is common and occurs in approximately 10% of the adult population in Sweden. Remember that it is common for the nail fungus to recur. Do not take the test if currently undergoing treatment, and no earlier than 4 weeks after the treatment ends.
You can treat moderate outbreaks of nail fungus on certain nails with over-the-counter medications that you apply to the nail. You may need prescription medication for severe outbreaks that cause problems. The treatment will often be long-term. In many cases, changes to nails may be due to causes other than nail fungus, such as psoriasis, eczema or damage due to ill-fitting shoes. Therefore, it is good to test whether you have nail fungus before you start a long-term treatment.
What are we testing? Our test detects the most common types of filamentous fungi that occur in nail fungus. The majority of the infections are caused by the trichophyton rubrum type. However, the test also detects the types related to trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Nail fungus is a filamentous fungus.