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Light emitting diodes for auramine O fluorescence microscopic screening of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16964802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the simple adaptation of a standard fluorescent microscope for illumination using a 'Royal Blue' Luxeon light emitting diode (LED) and demonstrate that this form of illumination is suitable for the detection of auramine O stained Mycobacterium spp. The low cost, low power consumption, safety and reliability of LEDs makes them attractive alternatives to mercury vapour lamps.
R M Anthony; A H J Kolk; S Kuijper; P R Klatser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1027-3719     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-12     Completed Date:  2007-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706389     Medline TA:  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1060-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Coloring Agents*
Equipment Design
Microscopy, Fluorescence / instrumentation
Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coloring Agents; 2465-27-2/Benzophenoneidum

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