Microbiology Test

Conjunctival fungus culture

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Conjunctival fungus culture

Indications : The test is to confirm presence of keratomycosis

Physiology : The most common cause of keratomycosis is Fusarium solanae, Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, Curvularia sp, Aspergillus flavus and other species of Aspergillus, Penicillium, Paecilomyces, Fusarium, and other species.

Normal Range : No growth

Sample : Scrapings of corneal ulcer, washings of lacrimal duct

Test Method : culture - Sabouraud's medium, Brain heart infusion agar.

Related Tests : conjunctival culture, Fungus smear

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