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 population most at risk for Pneumocystis jiroveci…

10% KOH Test for fungal element identification

Fungal test MLTGEEKS

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 from vaginal infection test , bronchial aspirate or…

LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF FUNGI

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections mltgeeks

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 and species.In some cases, serological studies using lateral…

Candida albican germ tube test procedure and interpretation

Germ tube test MLT GEEKS

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 induction medium has raised questions about standardization,…

Introduction to Medical Mycology and importance of Fungi

Fungi Infection MLT GEEKS

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 domain Eukarya. Fungi show less differentiated than…