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Pneumocystis jiroveci Exam by GMS Stain

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)