1209-3

Joint Fluid: Aspergillus niger – Shipped September 2012

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated joint fluid sample.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1209-3

  • Because these organisms are ubiquitous in the environment, it is necessary to be cautious when examining cultures. A reliable cultural diagnosis can be made only through the demonstration of hyphae in fresh clinical material, isolating heavy growth from a single specimen or the same species from multiple specimens, and demonstrating hyphae in tissue.

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