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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 4

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

Slide 23

March 2012

Well, let’s talk a little bit about mycology and where it is done and some things that we can do to make it better. Where do you do mycology in the clinical lab? Well, clinical microbiology laboratories, some of the larger ones, certainly have an area where mycology is done. It is not usually a very large area. Reference laboratories generally do a lot of the work for smaller laboratories. Where cultures are sent, specimens are sent for culture because of their experience. And there are a small number of mycology laboratories, for example, the one here at Mayo Clinic where they have a specific laboratory and a dedicated staff of about 35 people who work strictly in the mycology and mycobacteriology combined.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections


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