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Types of tests performed:
Direct mycological and Wood lamp and culture for identification of yeasts and mycelia, as well as biochemical tests for the identification of yeasts, actinomycetes and other fungi
Intradermoreactions with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis antigens, Histoplasma capsulatum, Candida sp, Aspergillus fumigatus
Latex proof for Cryptoccocus neoformans.
Serological tests (counterimmunoelectrophoresis, complement fixation, immunodiffusion, indirect immunofluorescence, immunoelectrophoresis) for infections caused by Sporothrix schenkii, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Candida sp, Aspergillus fumigatus
Scabies and pediculosis research
Patients who can benefit from this laboratory:
Patients with superficial, deep, opportunistic or endemic fungal infections and other parasitic skin conditions.
SUS patients (patients who have a record of the HC Complex)
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