Antifungal susceptibility testing: Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) methods

Annette W. Fothergill

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Abstract

Antifungal susceptibility testing has become an important tool for-physicians faced with making difficult treatment decisions regarding treatment of patients with fungal infections. The Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) has approved methods for testing of both yeast and moulds. Testing may be accomplished via macrobroth, microbroth, or disk methods. In addition to CLSI methods, industry has provided a variety of both manual and automated systems for determining antifungal susceptibility for fungi. This, combined with an expanded list of interpretive data, has elevated antifungal susceptibility testing to a level of importance as a diagnostic test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInteractions of Yeasts, Moulds, and Antifungal Agents
Subtitle of host publicationHow to Detect Resistance
PublisherHumana Press
Pages65-74
Number of pages10
Volume9781597451345
ISBN (Electronic)9781597451345
ISBN (Print)1588298477, 9781588298478
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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    Fothergill, A. W. (2012). Antifungal susceptibility testing: Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) methods. In Interactions of Yeasts, Moulds, and Antifungal Agents: How to Detect Resistance (Vol. 9781597451345, pp. 65-74). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-134-5_2