Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 December 2015, last major update October 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2015,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gomori methenamine silver
Cite this page: GMS. website. Accessed April 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Special stain for detecting fungi and Pneumocystis carini
  • Stains cell walls and outlines these organisms; may have artefactual background staining
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Coccidioides immitis

Cryptococcus neoformans

Pneumocystis carinii