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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part One

Clinical Mycology: Laboratory Involvement

Slide 5

November 2011

What is the laboratory involved with? Often times we are asked about the collection of specimens by the clinician and we need to be aware of what those rules are. We need to be proficient at the direct microscopic examination of specimens. We know about culturing. We identify about yeast and molds in the laboratory. We either refer out or do antifungal susceptibility tests and fungal serologic testing. We are involved in reporting results and again here we are communicating with physicians again and this is a key part of what we do: communication with our colleagues and with our physicians.

Clinical Mycology: Laboratory Involvement


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