|Mnemonic: || |
|Name: ||Pneumocystis jiroveci Exam by GMS Stain|
|Specimen: || Most commonly requested on a sputum sample. The exam can be done on other sources also. |
Send the sample along with a cytology request form.
Place tissues in 10% formalin; refrigerate fluid samples as soon as possible.
| Method: ||Grocott - Gomori Methenamine-Silver Nitrate Stain|
|Note: ||Organism used to be known as: Pneumocystis carinii (PCP)|