SOP of identification of fungi by Lactophenol cotton blue staining

SOP of identification of fungi by Lactophenol cotton blue staining

Objective

To lay down the procedure for performing the lactophenol cotton blue staining technique for identification of fungi.

Scope

This SOP is applicable for the identification of the fungal colonies in Microbiology Laboratory of (Pharmaceutical Company Name).

Responsibility

Microbiologist or above of Microbiology Laboratory: Preparation of the SOP.

Head – Microbiology section/ Nominee: Checking of the SOP.

Accountability

Head – Quality Control/ Nominee: Compliance of SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

SOP                             : Standard operating procedure

No.                              : Number

QC                              : Quality Control

QA                              : Quality Assurance

Procedure

Place two-three drops of lactophenol cotton blue stain on the center of clean glass slide.

Take a small tuft of fungal culture from the plate along with the spores with the help of flamed and cooled needle and place it on the lactophenol cotton blue stain.

Separate the tufts into finer size using two flamed and cooled needles.

Place a neat and cleaned cover slip on the culture and ensure that no bubble is formed.

Observe the slide under the microscope, first under 10X lens and then under 40 X lens.

Forms and Records (Annexures)

Not applicable

Distribution

Master copy    –       Quality Assurance

Controlled copies     – Quality Assurance, Production, Quality Control, Stores, Engineering and Human Resource

History:

DateRevision NumberReason for Revision
00  NEW SOP

 

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