Auramine phenol stain

Auramine phenol stain

Auramine phenol stain is a stain used in clinical microbiology and histology to identify tuberculosis mycobacteria.

Auramine phenol is a fluorescent stain used for the demonstration of acid fast bacilli. Mycolic acids of the Mycobacteria keep this stain when decolorising with the acid alcohol. This Phenol Auraming stain is also used for the detection of Microsporidia in faecal matter.


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