The laboratory plays a crucial role in diagnosing fungal infections that are often underdiagnosed. Identifying invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised population requires a high index of suspicion and choice of diagnostic methods is of utmost importance. This article aims to describe the various methods in a nutshell and hence explain how an integrated approach helps in accurate diagnosis which will benefit the patient. It also illustrates a few interesting case reports along with their laboratory findings.
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