Oral swab: Candida dubliniensis – Shipped April 8, 2019
This challenge was sent as a simulated oral swab obtained from an immunocompromised patient. Laboratories were expected to isolate
and identify Candida dubliniensis and perform susceptibility testing according to their ability.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1904-1
- The specific identification of C. dubliniensis requires more than just a germ tube. Primary identification with chromogenic agars and use
of kits such as API may be helpful as well.
- Correct identification of the infecting species is important because as it can be used as a guide to therapy