Collection and Transport of Clinical Material for Isolation of Fungi
The collection of proper clinical specimens with sterile instruments and their timely shipment with appropriate arrangements into the laboratory is a crucial matter for isolation and identification of fungi. The correct type of specimen with sufficient quantity is required for proper identification. Table 5.1 describes the types of clinical specimens that can be collected from different body systems and types of fungal infection that can be identified from those specimens. The collection methods of clinical materials and their despatch are mentioned below.