Pneumocystis jiroveci is one of the major microbial pathogens associated with opportunistic pulmonary infections in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy or with immune deficiencies. Presently, the most common means to diagnose Pneumocystis jiroveci infection is by microscopic detection of the organisms in specimens such as bronchoalveolar lavage, open lung biopsy tissue, induced sputum and transtracheal aspirate. A variety of histochemical stains have been used to detect Pneumocystis in clinical specimens. These histochemical stains include the Diff-Quik, Grocott-Gomori methenamine silver (GMS), and Calcofluor white stains. ... GMS stain is a silver precipitation stain commonly used to visualize fungi in histologic sections.
No special preparation is needed for Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Silver Bronchoalveolar Lavage. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Silver Bronchoalveolar Lavage. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
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