Grocott Methenamine Silver (GMS) Stain
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The Modified Gomori Methenamine-Silver Nitrate Stain (GMS Stain Kit) is intended for use in the histologic visualization of fungi, basement membrane and some opportunistic organisms such as Pneumocystis carinii. Pneumocystis carinii is an opportunistic pathogen that causes severe pulmonary disease in humans, dogs, rats, mice and other vertebrate species with acquired, induced, or inherited immune deficiency syndromes. In addition, this procedure will demonstrate Actinomyces and related species, Nocardia asteroids, and certain encapsulated bacteria.
Fung: Crisp black cell walls with visible internal structures
Mucin: Taupe to dark gray