This is a special type of medium that is used to grow microorganisms that are damaged and have lost the ability to produce due to certain harmful environmental factors.
Tag: Acid-Fast Bacillus Smear and Culture and Sensitivity
The Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) method of the Acid Fast staining technique is used to stain Mycobacterium species, including M. tuberculosis, M. ulcerans and M. leprae, and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Detection of acid-fast bacilli (ARB) in microscopically examined acid-washed and stained smears can provide initial bacteriological evidence for the presence of mycobacteria in a clinical specimen. Smear microscopy is the fastest and easiest procedure that can be performed. The cell wall of mycobacteria contains a high concentration […]