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Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Toluidine Blue Biopsy Tissue

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Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Toluidine Blue Biopsy Tissue

What is this test?

Role of special stains in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii infection from bronchial washing specimens in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. In 76% of the cases, the Diff-Quik stain was positive; it was the easiest and most rapid of the special stains used. 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.

What is the preparation needed for doing this test?

No special preparation is needed for Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Toluidine Blue Biopsy Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Pneumocystis Carinii Stain Toluidine Blue Biopsy Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

What are the normal values of results of this test?

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsPneumocystis Carinii detected in positive cases

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