Fungi and Mycology, Part 3 - 384-019-19

Fungi and Mycology, Part 3

Distinguishing Common Fungal Opportunists from Nonpathogenic Laboratory Contaminants

by Jeanette Sprute, MT (AMT), M (ASCP)
(4.8 / 35 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
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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 are key in rapid isolation and accurate identification, as well as proper treatment and avoidance of 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 in order to avoid miscommunication, unnecessary treatments, and unnecessary costs.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide descriptions to aid laboratory professionals in the mycology laboratory in the recognition of common fungi and the differentiation between common opportunistic fungi and common laboratory contaminants. After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish between common opportunistic fungi and common laboratory contaminants
  • List the basic mycoses along with their routes of transmission, descriptions, causative agents, and treatments
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).
384-019-19 "Fungi and Mycology, Part 3: Distinguishing Common Fungal Opportunists from Nonpathogenic Laboratory Contaminants" 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 advanced course about fungi and mycology. I enjoyed the pictures.
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Eugene Gerard U - walnut creek, CA  ·  Dec 03, 2019
Great course for mycology
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Krizen R - san leandro, CA  ·  Nov 30, 2019
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Andrea L - Bath, NC  ·  Nov 25, 2019
Was a very nice review
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