External Quality Assessment for Mycology Laboratories
This program covers a wide variety of samples normally received by laboratories for culture, identification, susceptibility testing, and direct examination. The program is adaptable to different laboratory complexities.
CMPT OFFERS FOUR MYCOLOGY EQA PROGRAMS
for laboratories processing a variety of clinical samples, performing culture and identification of molds, dermatophytes, and yeasts.
for laboratories that only process superficial samples (skin, hair, nails) and do partial identification of yeasts and dermatophytes.
for laboratories that only perform identification of yeasts
for laboratories that only process slides for direct examination by KOH or Calcofluor White.
Mycology Plus: 3 samples for culture, identification, and susceptibility testing plus 3 slides for direct examination per shipment.
Dermatophyte Mycology: 2 samples for culture and identification plus 2 slides for direct examination per shipment.
Yeast Screen: 3 samples (swabs) for yeast identification per shipment.
Fungal Smears: 3 slides for direct examination per shipment
Contact CMPT Coordinator Esther Kwok for more information about our EQA programs