Grocott-Methenamine Silver (GMS) stain

This is used for examination of fixed, deparaffinized tissue, therefore allows you to visualize fungi in tissues. Fungal structures are stained black and easily identified from a pale green or yellow background (Fig 2.3).

Figure 2.3 Grocott-Methenamine Silver Stain stained tissue section of lung showing fungal balls of hyphae of Aspergillus fumigatus © Kaminski’s digital image library of medical mycology.

Table 1.3 Advantages and disadvantages of GMS stain


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19 November 2021

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