MiraVista Diagnostics is an Industry Leading Mycology Reference Laboratory

MiraVista Diagnostics is a CLIA and CAP certified mycology reference laboratory (RL) with an exclusive focus on developing and processing diagnostic tests for serious fungal infections. We offer the highest standards in clinical accuracy and sensitivity for detection, monitoring and diagnostic testing for blastomyces dermatitidis, histoplasma capsulatum, cryptococcus, coccidioides, aspergillus and beta-D glucan.

Clinical Laboratory Testing for Serious Fungal Infections

The company was founded in 2002 by the renowned infectious disease scientist, Dr. Lawrence Joseph Wheat, whose groundbreaking research contributions resulted in the development of the first histoplasmosis antigen test in 1986. Today, MiraVista Diagnostics serves the medical and healthcare sectors in the U.S. and Canada processing over 100,000 tests per year for fungal infections. This includes antigen and antibody detection tests for coccidioides (valley fever fungus), aspergillus, histoplasmosis capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis and cryptococcus.

MiraVista Diagnostics offers same-day testing, prompt response, fast shipping and direct access to the laboratory’s team of experienced infectious disease specialists that has collectively published more than 1,000 scientific research articles. Clients include large medical research hospitals, healthcare systems and universities as well as large reference labs. Contact us to discuss a fungal infection case, set up a corporate account for high volume testing or order from among MiraVista Diagnostics’ menu of diagnostic screening tests for fungal diseases.

Company News

Characterization of an Uncinocarpus Reesii-expressed Recombinant Tube Precipitin Antigen of Coccidioides Posadasii for Serodiagnosis

Early and accurate diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley fever, is critical for appropriate disease treatment and management. Current serodiagnosis is based on the detection of patient serum antibodies that react with tube precipitin (TP) and complement fixation (CF)…
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Peripheral Blood Smear Findings in a Kidney Transplant Recipient with Disseminated Histoplasmosis and Elevated Aspergillus Galactomannan.

We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a renal transplant recipient who presented with a nodular pulmonary lesion and elevated serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) Aspergillus galatomannan. This almost led to an erroneous diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis since the…
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ID Week: Advances in Diagnosis of Progressive Coccidioidomycosis

Dr. Joseph Wheat presenting Thursday, October 3, 2019 at ID Week Session Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Session Time: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Stop by poster 236 on October 3rd, 12:15PM – 1:30PM, to speak with Dr. Wheat. Event…
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Saturday testing and shipments

Saturday testing and shipments We now accept specimens on Saturdays and offer Histoplasma antigen and Blastomyces antigen EIA tests on Saturdays.

Updates to our Hours of Operation

Updates to our hours of operation: BUSINESS HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday:  8:00am – 5:00pm EST CLINICAL TESTING HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday:  8:00am – 5:00pm EST Tuesday – Friday:  8:00am – 11:00pm EST Saturday:  8:30am – 5:00pm EST CLINICAL CONSULTATION HOURS:…
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CDC Investigating Histoplasmosis Outbreak Among Boy Scout Campers in Baton Rouge

At least two Boy Scout campers have been diagnosed with histoplasmosis after staying at Camp Avondale in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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