Antifungal susceptibility testing: a primer for clinicians.

@article{Kuper2012AntifungalST,
  title={Antifungal susceptibility testing: a primer for clinicians.},
  author={Kristi M Kuper and Elizabeth A. Coyle and Audrey R. Wanger},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1112-22}
}
Antifungal susceptibility testing is not as commonly performed as antibacterial susceptibility testing. The methodology for detecting antifungal resistance is newer and requires different testing supplies that may not be readily available in a clinical laboratory setting. Breakpoints for molds are lacking. Yeast breakpoints are available for most antifungals but are continually updated based on epidemiologic surveillance. Reliable and reproducible antifungal susceptibility testing methods, as… CONTINUE READING