Fungus Smear, Stain Indications :
The stain helps in the diagnosis of fungal diseases, used in combination with fungus culture.
Normal Range :
No yeast or hyphal elements seen.
Test Method :
Periodic acid Schiff (PAS) stain, Calcofluor white, and Gomori methenamine silver stain (GMS).
Related Tests :
Gram stain, India ink stain, KOH preparation, skin fungus culture