Evaluation of the concentration sputum smear technique for the laboratory diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.

@article{Gebreselassie2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the concentration sputum smear technique for the laboratory diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.},
  author={Solomon Gebre-selassie},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={160-2}
}
The microbiological diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) plays a key role in routine and Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programmes in developing countries. Concentration of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) in clinical specimens is an important step in the laboratory diagnosis of mycobacterial diseases. Microscopy of smears of sputum by direct and after mechanical sedimentation and centrifugation methods followed by treatment with 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution for concentration of the organisms… CONTINUE READING

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