This course is about clinical mycology, which is the study of fungi, proper collection of specimens, and processing techniques, tests, stains, and reagents used to identify pathogenic (disease-causing) fungi.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Correct Laboratory Procedures in the Culturing and Isolation of Fungi
Specimen Collection, Handling, and Storage
Examining the Specimen: Tests, Reagents, and Stains
Examples of Wet Mounts: Staining Techniques
Section 3: Culturing the Specimen: Media, Nutrients, and Temperature
Primary Culture Media
Subculture Media (Specific)
Incubation Temperature and Time
Section 4: Examining the Fungal Culture
Techniques in Isolating Fungi
Macroscopic Examination of Cultures
Microscopic Examination after Culture
Slide and Modified Slide Cultures
Other Techniques: Serology
Stocking Your Fungal Cultures
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
The Sputum Sample
Section 6: Conclusion
Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP, Jeanette C. (Sprute) Reynolds, M-ASCP(cm), MT-AMT. Ms. Reynolds earned her Master of Science in Biology. She is certified in Emerging Diseases and is a certified instructor, MLS II-at Lexington Medical Center Microbiology Lab, Adjunct Science Faculty (LMC and Fortis College). She writes as a Microbiology subject matter expert for Orbis Education and freelance. Disclosure: Jeanette C. Sprute-Reynolds, MT-AMT, M-ASCP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Disclosure: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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