Mycology

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

Mycology Plus:

for laboratories processing a variety of clinical samples, performing culture and identification of molds, dermatophytes, and yeasts.

Dermatophyte Mycology:

for laboratories that only process superficial samples (skin, hair, nails) and do partial identification of yeasts and dermatophytes.

Yeasts Screen:    

for laboratories that only perform identification of yeasts

Fungal Smears:

for laboratories that only process slides for direct examination by KOH or Calcofluor White.

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SHIPMENTS

Three shipments per year: January, April, September.

Dermatophyte Mycology: two shipments per year: April and September

Shipping schedule

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SAMPLES

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

info@cmpt.ca                          604-827-1754