Medical Mycology Laboratory of the Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo and LIM-53 of the Department of Dermatology of FMUSP and Hospital das Clínicas FMUSP comprises the areas of Mycology and Culture Collection of Fungi (Micoteca) Serology and Molecular Biology.

In this area are made direct and indirect diagnostic exams, as well as procedures for different research lines, using fungi and/or its metabolites as object of study.

Medical Mycology Laboratory is accredited by the Foundation for Administrative Development (FUNDAP), for the realization of the Personal Enhancement Program courses of the health area – PAP, since 1983. It has agreements with public and private educational institutions (national and international) for the development of curricular supervised, as well as participates in the selection of research projects for undergraduate research with development agencies at the national level (FAPESP, PIBIC-CNPq).

The Mission of the laboratory of Mycology and to develop technical and scientific knowledge and to promote the improvement of people in order to meet the demands of scientific and training specialized human resources in Mycology.


  1. Mycology sector and collection of Fungal Cultures – Diagnosis, isolation, maintenance and identification of fungal agents of superficial mycoses, subcutaneous skin, opportunistic and systemic.
    1. 1 Exams
      • Direct examination and/or specific colors
      • Cultivation of fungi in classic and selective media.
      • Phenotypic identification of yeasts and molds of medical interest
      • Auxanograma and zimograma for identification of yeasts
      • The antifungal susceptibility test using microdiluição techniques and methods with academic and research purposes
  2. Serology and Molecular Biology sector-serological Reactions for the diagnosis, as well as therapeutic monitoring of systemic and opportunistic fungal infections.
    1. 1 Exams
      • Ouchterlony Double Immunodiffusion and Contraimunoeletroforese for Paracoccidioidomycosis, Histoplasmosis and Aspergillosis
      • LaTeX particle agglutination for Cryptococcosis
      • Imunoeletroforese for Sporotrichosis
      • Were deployed in this sector in Molecular Biology techniques such as PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA), RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorfism) diagnostic purpose and identification of fungal isolates.



Gabriela Alves Sanchetta

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