​Conidiobolus coronatus (Photo: S.Altman)
The Mycology service uses a combination of standard and advanced tests to provide a comprehensive diagnostic service of fungal infections. This includes identification of fungal organisms causing superficial and invasive infections and susceptibility testing of yeasts to a range of antifungal agents. Mycology services are located at QEII Medical Centre and Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Samples from skin, hair, nails and a wide range of systemic sites are examined microscopically using fluorescent or traditional staining techniques. A range of phenotypic and genotypic testing may be performed on isolates to identify clinically relevant fungi. We aim to provide a microscopy report within two working days and culture reports in 2 – 4 weeks depending on the type of specimen. Testing for cryptococcal antigen in serum and cerebrospinal fluid is also available.

Page last updated: 12 Apr 2016