The Mycology section acts as the National Mycology Reference Centre.
Full service:0800 - 1600 Monday to Friday.
Specimens are not automatically cultured for fungi.
If a mycotic infection is suspected, this should be clearly noted on the request form.
For further information, contact the Mycology laboratory (ext 22710) or:
Email Wendy McKinney
Further contact details:
Dr Sally Roberts
021 674 140
Dr Sharmini Muttaiyah , Microbiologist: ext 22700 Cellphone 021 156 9883
Dr Mary de Almeida , Microbiologist: ext 22700 Cellphone 021 170 9117
Dr Gary McAuliffe, Microbiologist : contact via Lablink
Processing and reporting depend entirely on information supplied.
Use a Microbiology request form and give:
For medico-legal reasons, incorrectly labelled or unidentifiable specimens cannot be processed.
To ensure that special and urgent specimens reach the Mycology laboratory quickly, where you do not have access to the vacuum tube system, either transport the specimen yourself, or ask a nurse to take it to the laboratory for you.
In general non-urgent specimens, collected out of normal hours can be safely refrigerated until next day.
Bronchial Washings and Lavages
Fungal Air Testing
Sputum and Tracheal Aspirate
Click on link below to download Mycology Reference Worksheet:
LabPLUS Mycology Reference Laboratory Referral Form