Mycology Laboratory

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

  • Antifungigrams

  • Intradermoreactions with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis antigens, Histoplasma capsulatum, Candida sp, Aspergillus fumigatus

  • Intradermoreactions

  • 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)

  • Private patients

  • Contracted patients