Joint Fluid: Aspergillus niger – Shipped September 2012
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.