Fungal fluorescence stain
The fungal fluorescence stain is a complex solution containing luciferin and a coloration reagent that inhibits background fluorescence. If the sample to be tested contains fungi, the fluorescence staining solution has a strong affinity with the chitin and cellulose of the cell wall of the fungus. Under the ultraviolet light (wavelength: 340 nm to 380 nm), a bright blue fluorescence is emitted. Thus morphology was observed by a fluorescence microscope, whereby qualitative detection of fungi.
The KOH contained in the reagent can be used to dissolve keratin, which helps to observe the fungal structure more clearly. As a novel stain for rapid detection of fungi, it can be used in dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, respiratory medicine, ICU, etc. Examination of various suspected fungal infections, such as tinea corporis, tinea pedis, hyperthyroidism, tinea versicolor, and pulmonary fungal infections.
Dander, nail clippings, sputum, hair, pleural effusion, cerebrospinal fluid, vaginal secretions and other specimens or tissue sections.