Lactophenol Cotton Blue stain principle and interpretation for Fungi specimen

LACTOPHENOL COTTON BLUE MTGEEKS

Fungi are members of  the eukaryotic organism and they are classified into two main groups that is yeast and molds.Those fungi capable of exhibiting this to stages are known as dimorphic fungi. Fungi cell wall is made up of chitin and the cells have both…

Albert staining of metachromatic granules ideal for Corynebacterium diphtheriae

Albert stain MLTGEEKS

This staining technique is used to stain the volutin or metachromatic granules of  corynebacterium diphtheriae,other corynebacterium species and occasionally Bacillus species especially when the organism is cultured on a protein rich medium such as dorset eggs,loeffler serum or Egg yolk agar which makes the volutin…

Acridine Orange staining techniques ideal for Trichomonas vaginalis

Acridine orange film of vaginal swab MLTGEEKS.JPG

This staining technique has been recommended for the rapid identification of Trichomonas vaginalis ,clue cells and yeast cells in genital tract specimens.It is also used to detect intracellular meningococci,gonococci  in cervical and urethral smears and other bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies mostly…