FUNGAL CULTURE-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A fungal culture is the most conclusive evidence that a fungus is present in your body.It is considered THE GOLD STANDARD for identifying fungal infection.
There are millions of fungi present in air, soil and even within us. Most of these are harmless but few of them can cause infection.
There are two major types of fungal infection- superficial and systemic.
The typical symptoms of superficial fungal infection are red,scaly, itchy skin,brittle thick nails,brittle hair,itchy scalp.
In mouth, white patches under the skin;In genitals,discharge.
Systemic infection could present with fever,muscle aches,cough,weakness,fatigue.
No special preparation needed for this test.The reports are usually ready after 10 days.
We at Dane diagnostics follow a meticulous system in handling the specimens and processing.
We have our Clinical microbiologist to directly supervise all procedures and assure reliable,prompt reports.