Figure 6-14 Comparison of the Ziehl-Neelsen-stained (A) and auramine-ihodamine-stained (B) Mycobacterium spp. (arrows).
Calcofluor White. The cell walls of fungi will bind the stain calcofluor white, which greatly enhances fungal visibility in tissue and other specimens. This fluorochrome is commonly used to direcdy detect fungi in clinical material and to observe subde characteristics of fungi grown in culture (for more information regarding the use of calcofluor white for the laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections, see Chapter 50).
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