Acid Fast Bacilli Ziehl Neelsen staining technique Principle, Procedure and reporting

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Acid-fastness  refers to  a physical property of certain bacterial or group of bacteria and eukaryotic cells, as well as some sub-cellular structures found in a organism, which makes it resistant to decolorization by the acid alcohol during laboratory staining procedures Acid-fast organisms are characterized by…

Acid Fast organisms not Always Mycobacterium species

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Nowaday,when we hear of acid fast organism,we primarily think of Mycobacterium species such as tuberculosis,leprae etc.           Acid-fast organisms such as members of the genus Mycobacterium are  differentiated and identify using an acid fast stain such as Ziehl Neelsen stain Acid-fastness  refers…