Fungi and Mycology, Part 2 - 384-017-19

Fungi and Mycology, Part 2

by Jeanette Sprute, MT (AMT), M (ASCP)
(4.8 / 57 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 mycologist’s knowledge, experience, and awareness. Proper collection of specimens and knowledge of processing techniques, tests, stains, and reagents used to identify pathogenic fungi is key in rapid isolation, accurate identification, and proper treatment for the patient, and is critical in avoiding potentially fatal consequences for the patient. At the same time, the technologist must be able to distinguish between true pathogenic fungal infections and common laboratory contaminants to avoid miscommunication, unnecessary treatments, and unnecessary costs.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform laboratory technologists about culturing and identifying fungi. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize and apply the correct laboratory procedures to culture and isolate fungi
  • Illustrate the proper choice of media, temperature, nutrients, and reagents
  • Demonstrate proper application of stains and tests to identify and isolate fungi
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
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).
384-017-19 "Fungi and Mycology, Part 2" is approved 08/15/2019 to 08/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/6/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/6/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2021

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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Kim-Dung T - PORTLAND, OR  ·  Dec 09, 2019
This is very helpful for Tech to maintain knowledge
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Zachary D - Chandler, AZ  ·  Dec 05, 2019
Great starter course about fungi and mycology
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Eugene Gerard U - walnut creek, CA  ·  Dec 03, 2019
Good course to learn about Fungi
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Diane G - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Dec 03, 2019
The material was presented well, and was very informative.
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Andrea L - Bath, NC  ·  Nov 25, 2019
It was a nice ce presentation
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00