Pneumocystis jiroveci Laboratory Diagnosis

Pneumocystis jiroveci Laboratory Diagnosis

Pneumocystis jiroveci is common in many parts of the world. Particularly in United States, Asia and Europe. The route of organism transmission is believed to be through the transfer of pulmonary droplets by direct person- to- person contact.The…

Fungal test MLTGEEKS

10% KOH Test for fungal element identification

KOH test is an easy microbiology test used for the identification of fungal elements or skin fungus from a yeast infection, candida infection and hyphae in skin scraping ,nail samples and other biological samples such as  mucous membranes…

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections mltgeeks

LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF FUNGI

The laboratory diagnosis of fungal infection begins with the appropriate sample collection and transportation.In most fungal infections, identifications are primarily based on the assessment of colony morphology and microscopic characteristics.Key biochemistry tests may be required to distinguish genes…

Germ tube test MLT GEEKS

Candida albican germ tube test procedure and interpretation

Germ tubes are short  outgrowth, non-septate germinating tube-like structures called pseudohyphae produced by Candida albicans when incubated at a temperature of 35-37°C for 2-4 hours in pooled human serum. The use of human serum as a germ tube…

Fungi Infection MLT GEEKS

Introduction to Medical Mycology and importance of Fungi

Mycology is the study of fungi though the term mycology is derived from the greek word “mykes” meaning mushroom.Mycology is the generalisation of fungi and represents one of the oldest discipline of microbiology. Fungi are microorganisms in the…