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Comparison of machine and manual staining of direct smears for acid-fast bacilli by fluorescence microscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  61973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Comparisons were made in Lusaka and in London between manual staining and staining in an automatic machine with auramine-phenol of direct smears of sputum and other types of specimen for acid-fast bacilli. No evidence was obtained of carry-over of acid-fast bacilli from positive to negative smears during machine staining. There was improved contrast between bacilli and the background in smears prepared with the machine.
Authors:
J K Clancey; B W Allen; D T Rogers; L S Smith; V Aber; D A Mitchison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1976 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-03     Completed Date:  1977-01-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  931-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Benzophenoneidum
Humans
London
Microscopy, Fluorescence
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Phenols
Sputum / microbiology*
Staining and Labeling / methods*
Zambia
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phenols; 2465-27-2/Benzophenoneidum
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