Mycology

  1. Scheme (click for more info)
    Examinations
    Sample Format
    Distributions per year
    Samples per distribution
    Scoring
  2. Antifungal susceptibility testing primarily in yeasts but may include some filamentous fungi such as Aspergillus
    Spore suspension
    3
    2
    Organisms are classified as core or advanced with full scores given for species level identification for core pathogens and genus level identification for advanced pathogens. Susceptibility profile results interpreted as susceptible, intermediate and resistant
  3. Detection of the cryptococcal antigen
    Liquid human serum
    3
    2
    Presence or absence of the CrAg
  4. Detection of the galactomannan antigen
    Liquid human serum
    3
    3
    Presence or absence of the galactomannan antigen
  5. Isolation and identification of fungal organisms
    Spore suspension
    3
    4
    Organisms are classified as core or advanced with full scores given for species level identification for core pathogens and genus level identification for advanced pathogens