Calcoflour White

This is a non-specific flourochrome that binds to cellulose and chitin in fungal cell walls. When ultraviolet (UV) light is shone on the stain it appears bluish white against a dark background, highlighting fungal structures (Fig 2.2).

Figure 2.2 Calcofluor White stain of hyphal fragments of a dermatophyte in a skin scraping. © Kaminski’s digital image library of medical mycology.

Table 1.2 Advantages and disadvantages of Calcoflour White


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19 November 2021

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