Mycology Laboratory

The clinical mycology laboratory provides specialized diagnostic services aِnd tests in accordance with the latest world technology aِnd staِndards.

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Diagnostic Mission aِnd Goals

Providing lab services (direct test, culture, molecular diagnostics are recommended to define the exact fungal type) aِnd consultation for definite diagnosis of superficial cutaneous aِnd subcutaneous Infections aِnd identification of their types 

Identifying drug allergy of superficial cutaneous aِnd subcutaneous fungal agents (yeasts aِnd filamentous fungi) to the commonly used drugs to choose proper treatment using disk diffusion test

Guidance for Patients

  • Do not take a bath or wash the lesion’s location from 3 days before coming to the lab
  • Do not apply cream or topical medications on the superficial lesions on the appointment day
  • Do not use topical antifungals from 14 days before coming to the lab
  • Do not use systemic antifungals from 21 days before coming to the lab
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The mycology unit is open on all working days of the week from 10 am to 1 pm.

 

The specialists in the Medical Mycology Unit:

Dr. Azam Fattahi

Akram Miramin Mohamadi

Research Mission aِnd Goals

providing consultation services regarding planning aِnd conducting research projects on the basis of needs of the society

 Identifying drug allergy of superficial cutaneous aِnd subcutaneous fungal agents (yeasts aِnd filamentous fungi) to the commonly used drugs, synthetic drugs aِnd herbal products in accordance with the latest world technology aِnd staِndards

Determining drug resistance of superficial cutaneous aِnd subcutaneous fungal agents (yeasts aِnd filamentous fungi) to the commonly used drugs

Providing scientific consultation for students’ theses

Planning aِnd conducting inter-university joint research projects 

Creating taxonomy map of fungal types of superficial cutaneous aِnd subcutaneous diseases in Iran aِnd examining their phylogenetic relationship with other parts of the world

 

The Medical Mycology Unit specialist:

Dr. Azam Fattahi