Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Staining techniques: Ziehl-Neelson

Synonym(s): acid fast

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, Karen Gerber

Introduction

  • Acid fast bacteria, eg pathogenic Mycobacterium spp Mycobacterium spp, stain bright red,
    the background and other bacteria counter-stain green (or blue depending on counter stain).

Uses

Requirements

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Quin P J et al (1994) Clinical Veterinary Microbiology. Mosby. p 25.
  • Barrow G I & Feltham R K A (1993) Cowan and Steel's Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria. 3rd Edition, Cambridge Press. p 217.
  • Pratt P W Laboratory Procedures For Veterinary Technicians. 3rd edn. Mosby. pp 173-175.


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