The Fungus Testing Laboratory was established in the Department of Pathology in 1985, and serves as an international reference laboratory for clinical mycology. Services offered include: Fungal identification, the in vitro susceptibility testing of antifungal drugs, the measurement of levels of antimycotic agents in biological tissues and fluids, and the evaluation of antifungal properties of potential and new antifungal drugs. The Fungus Testing Laboratory has been particularly active in the screening and testing of newly licensed antifungal antimicrobics for the pharmaceutical industry and serves as the contract laboratory for clinical efficacy studies involving these agents in therapeutic and clinical trials in humans for the major drug companies involved in the development of such antimicrobial agents.
Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm. D.
Deanna A. Sutton,PhD,MT,SM(ASCP), RM, SM(NRM)