Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus
Identification of pure isolates of filamentous fungi and yeast
Organisms are referred for identification or to confirm an identification made elsewhere. This may provide helpful information regarding the significance of the organism, its role in the disease process, and its possible origin.
Genus and species are reported on fungal isolates whenever possible.
If the organism is received in mixed culture or contaminated, the report may be delayed or identification may not be possible.
Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature
Shea YR: General approaches for detection and identification of fungi. In Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Tenth edition. Edited by J Versalovic, KC Carroll, et al: Washington, DC. ASM Press, 2011, pp 1776-1792