Mycology Basics, Part 1: Fungi  - 384-011-19

Mycology Basics, Part 1: Fungi

by Jeanette Sprute, MT (AMT), M (ASCP)
(4.6 / 207 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Competency in laboratory mycology, a specialty area of clinical microbiology, depends on the knowledge, experience, and awareness of the mycologist. Proper collection of specimens and knowledge of processing techniques, tests, stains, and reagents used in the identification of pathogenic fungi is key in rapid isolation, accurate identification, and proper treatment for the patient, and is critical in avoiding potentially fatal consequences. At the same time, the technologist must be able to distinguish between true pathogenic fungal infections and common laboratory contaminants in order to avoid miscommunication, unnecessary treatments, and unnecessary costs.


The goal of this continuing education program is to describe the basic concepts and principles of mycology in the clinical laboratory, explain the role of mycology in the clinical laboratory, discuss basic mycology terminology, and describe safety techniques and the use of proper personal protective equipment. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic concepts and principles of mycology in the clinical laboratory, and the role of mycology in the clinical laboratory
  • Define common terminology used in the mycology laboratory
  • Explain safety techniques used in the mycology laboratory
Level of Instruction: Basic

Approval Information
This course is designed for laboratory professionals.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-011-19 "Mycology Basics, Part 1: Fungi" is approved 02/18/2019 to 02/28/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/1/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/1/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Karli K - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Mar 29, 2020
This course was very specific and informative.
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Susana S - Sylmar, CA  ·  Mar 25, 2020
5 perfect for someone not familiar with mycology
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Patricia T - Avondale, AZ  ·  Mar 12, 2020
Very informative and provides a complete summary of fungi.
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Julie W - North Plains, OR  ·  Mar 11, 2020
The test images are messed up. Please check your images for Question #1 and #5 (macroscopic and microscopic physical descriptions).
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Ryan T - Garden Grove, CA  ·  Mar 07, 2020
great topic and clear material
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