Fungal infection is most common these days and diagnosis has become very difficult as it spreads very fast throughout the body. Commonly found ones are yeast and mold.
Fungal Infections affect both outsides and inside the body. A fungal culture test helps diagnose fungal infections.
Superficial fungal infections affect the outside of your body. On the outside, due to fungal infection, you experience itchiness, rashes in the skin, hair loss that leads to Athlete’s Foot, Vaginal Yeast infection, Jock Itch, Ringworm infection, etc.
Systemic fungal infections affect the inside of the body. People who have weak immune systems are mostly infected by this fungus.
They may grow in your lungs, blood, and other organs, including your brain. For example, Candidiasis, Aspergillosis, Histoplasmosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, Sporothrix schenckii, or “rose gardener’s disease” are some of the diseases caused by them.
Lot of women are getting vaginal yeast infections especially it affects women who consume a lot of antibiotics. This leads to vaginal discharge and infertility problems.
Fungus tends to spread faster and affects more than one part of the body and making it difficult to diagnose.
Both superficial and systemic fungal infections can be diagnosed with a fungal culture test. Most of the labs take more than a week to do it.
We at AMMAGENOMICS use the PCR method to find out which fungus has infected and give test results in three hours. We do PCR tests in blood, urine and sputum.
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