india ink staining of CSF

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India ink staining of cerebrospinal fluid is a sensitive test for the presence of cryptococcus neoformans.

Cryptococcus is surrounded by a thick capsule; the carbon grains cannot penetrate the capsule resulting in a clear halo around the refractile wall of the yeast.

Last reviewed 01/2018