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Mycobacterial and Fungal Diagnostics 

Mycobacterial and Fungal Diagnostics
Mycobacterial and Fungal Diagnostics

Matthew J. Binnicker

, Glenn D. Roberts

, and Nancy L. Wengenack

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date: 09 July 2020

This chapter reviews diagnostic methods and tests for identifying mycobacterial and fungal organisms. Diagnostic methods include direct examination, staining, culture, molecular identification, DNA sequencing, chromatography, polymerase chain reaction, and immunodiagnostics. Organisms reviewed include Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M kansasii, M marinum, M leprae, M avium, and other mycobacteria; Aspergillus spp; Histoplasma spp; Coccidioides spp; Blastomyces spp; Candida spp; Fusarium spp; Trichophyton spp; and other fungi.

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