Fungus Testing Laboratory

Services offered include: Fungal identification, the in vitro susceptibility testing of antifungal drugs, the measurement of levels of antimycotic agents in biological tissues and fluids, and the evaluation of antifungal properties of potential and new antifungal drugs. The Fungus Testing Laboratory has been particularly active in the screening and testing of newly licensed antifungal antimicrobics for the pharmaceutical industry and serves as the contract laboratory for clinical efficacy studies involving these agents in therapeutic and clinical trials in humans for the major drug companies involved in the development of such antimicrobial agents.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning December 15, 2021, we will no longer offer DNA probe identification of Coccidioides, Blastomyces, or Histoplasma species.  Identifications of these fungi will be performed by routine identification (DNA sequence analysis and phenotypic characteristics).

Laboratory Director:

Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm. D.


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The Fungus Testing Laboratory at the University of Texas
Health Science Center will be closed and unable to receive
shipments on the following dates:

November 25, 2021

November 26, 2021

December 24, 2021

December 27, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 17, 2022

February 21, 2022

April 8, 2022

May 30, 2022

July 4, 2022

Please contact us at 210-567-4131 if you have any
questions or concerns.