Candida auris Testing

Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause serious infections. C. auris can spread from one patient to
another in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients can carry C. auris somewhere on their body, even if it is not making
them sick. This is called colonization. When people in hospitals and nursing homes are colonized, C. auris can spread
from their bodies and can get on other people or nearby objects, allowing the fungus to spread to people around them.
CDC recommends testing patients who may have come in contact with C. auris to see if they are carrying this fungus. This
allows healthcare providers to know who is carrying the fungus and take steps to prevent it from spreading to other people.