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  • Microscopy and culture of specimens
  • Identification of yeasts and moulds
  • Antifungal drug susceptibility testing of yeasts and moulds including periodic surveillance of resistance patterns:
    anidulafungin, amphotericin B, caspofungin, fluconazole, flucytosine, itraconazole, micafungin, posaconazole, voriconazole
  • Serological tests:
    • Aspergillus (galactomannan) antigen testing
    • Cryptococcal antigen testing
    • Immunodiffusion to detect antibodies to Histoplasma
    • Immunodiffusion to detect antibodies to Coccidioides
  • Nucleic acid-based detection tests from clinical specimens
    • Aspergillus PCR
    • Panfungal PCR
    • Pneumocystis PCR
  • Identification and susceptibility testing of aerobic actinomycetes including Nocardia
  • Environmental air sampling (not NATA-accredited)

 

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