Preparation of sputum smears for acid-fast microscopy.

  title={Preparation of sputum smears for acid-fast microscopy.},
  author={G A Goldfogel and David L. Sewell},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={14 4},
A method is presented for the preparation of satisfactory smears for acid-fast microscopy that do not contain viable cells of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.