Blastomyces vs. air bubbles

Dennis Gaunt dgaunt at uhl.uiowa.edu
Wed Oct 30 10:50:27 EST 1996

Ralph and/or Linda (pheobe at ptd.net) wrote:
: I was sure I was seeing Blastomyces in a KOH prep, but the micro
: supervisor told me it was only air bubbles. (I did not know that air
: bubbles could have buds.)  What can a "very new" MLT do to learn the
: difference?
: Linda

It would be best if you could obtain some B. dermatitidis grown at
37 deg. C. and make a LPCB prep.  Once you see the typical yeast cells
you won't mistake them for air bubbles.
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