1201-1

Bronchoalveolar lavage: Cryptococcus gattii – Shipped January 2012

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Cryptococcus gattii.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1201-1

  • There are two predominant species that are pathogenic to humans: Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii. Differentiation between these two species is usually difficult for regular laboratories and specialized agar and/or molecular methods must be utilized.

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