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This survey asks about your current practice and capacity in mycology services in your laboratory. It will help improve understanding of current diagnostic practices and identify gaps for advancing the discipline across the region.

Who should complete it?

Person in charge of the mycology laboratory (or personnel assigned by the person-in-charge) in Asia (one survey per mycology lab.)

How long does it take?

~20-30 min

Mycology lab services in Asia
Please correct any required fields and submit again.
1. Which country is the laboratory located?
Please select an option
If other country, state here
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2. Name of the person in-charge of the mycology laboratory
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E-mail address of the person in-charge of the mycology laboratory
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Contact information will only be used to send you survey feedback and to acknowledge your contributions, should the results be submitted for publication.

3. Name of the laboratory for which you are completing the form:
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4. Name of the hospital for which you are completing the form:
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5. Is your laboratory an independent fungal diagnostic laboratory (ie, separate designated mycology laboratory with separate laboratory space)?
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If no, which laboratory is it part of?
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6. Is the laboratory attached to one hospital/institute or multiple hospitals/institutes?
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If the laboratory is attached to a hospital, what is the inpatient bed-count of the hospital?
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7. How many mycological samples (ie, all clinical samples including any isolates sent to your laboratory for identification) do you process on average per week?
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8. Which are the top three departments/units (medicine, surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology or any specialized unit etc) sending you the most mycological samples?
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Top 2nd
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Top 3rd
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9. Is there any national or provisional Mycology Reference Laboratory in your country or province?
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If yes, what is the name of the reference laboratory?
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10. Is your mycology laboratory accredited?
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If you answered 'yes' in Q10, please complete Q11-13 and click 'Next' to continue. If you answered 'no' or 'I don't know', click 'Next' to skip to Q14.

11. What is the name/organization of the body that accredits your laboratory?
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12. Is it national or international body?
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13. Does your mycology laboratory participate in an External Quality Assurance Scheme (EQAS)?
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If yes, who conducts it?
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Facilities and competence of your laboratory

14. Instruments - please tick any instrument(s) accessible to you for fungal diagnosis:
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15. Manpower in your mycology lab

Number of full-time faculty/doctor/scientist
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Number of part-time faculty/doctor/scientist
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Number of full-time technical staff
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Number of part-time technical staff
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Number of full-time research staff focusing on mycology area
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Number of part-time research staff focusing on mycology area
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16. Do you have a staff training program for your mycology lab?
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If yes, who conducts the program?
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17. Diagnostic facilities - please tick the facilities/services available in your mycology lab: (Select all that apply)
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18. If antifungal susceptibility testing is not performed in your lab, do you refer it?
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Identification of fungi

19. Please tick any fungal identification facilities/services available in your mycology lab: (Select all that apply)
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Antifungal susceptibility testing

20. What is/are the antifungal susceptibility testing method(s) available in your mycology lab? (Select all that apply)
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If commercial, which method?
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21. Interpretation of antifungal susceptibility testing in your lab is done by: (Select all that apply)
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22. Antifungal susceptibility testing is available in your lab for
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23. Antifungal susceptibility testing frequency
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Please specify how frequent is routine testing performed:
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Serological tests

24. Is IgE estimation available in your lab or other labs within your hospital? (Select all that apply)
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25. What are the available Cryptococcus (antigen) tests in your lab or hospital? (Select all that apply)
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26. Is Histoplasma (antigen) testing available in your lab or hospital? (Select all that apply)
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27. Is Candida (antigen) testing available in your lab or hospital? (Select all that apply)
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28. If Candida antigen testing is performed, which method do you use?
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29. Is galactomannan (antigen) testing available in your lab?
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If yes, how many days per week?
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30. Is beta-glucan (antigen) testing available in your lab?
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If yes it is available, how many days/week?
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31. Please specify any other antigen testing available in your lab:
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Molecular diagnosis

32. Is PCR for fungal diagnosis available in your lab/hospital?
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If available, please specify for which infections:
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33. Please specify any other molecular diagnosis technique used:
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Therapeutic drug monitoring

34. Is therapeutic drug monitoring for antifungal drugs available in your lab or other labs within your hospital?
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If yes, how many days per week is it done?
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35. If therapeutic drug monitoring is available in your lab/hospital, which method is used?
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Other capacities

36. Do you have regular communication with clinicians? (Select all that apply)
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37. Do the clinicians correlate your report with radiology available? (Select all that apply)
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38. Does your mycology lab conduct training for the following parties? (Select all that apply)
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39. Does your lab have any responsibility for national surveillance? (Select all that apply)
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40. Does your lab conduct additional mycology research apart from compiling routine data?
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Disclaimer: This survey is supported by Pfizer through its unrestricted education grant to the Asia Fungal Working Group.

 

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