Role of modified bleach method in staining of acid-fast bacilli in lymph node aspirates.

@article{Gangane2008RoleOM,
  title={Role of modified bleach method in staining of acid-fast bacilli in lymph node aspirates.},
  author={Nitin M. Gangane and Anshu and Ranbeer Singh},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={325-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To correlate acid-fast bacilli (AFB) positivity with cytomorphologic patterns of tuberculous lymphadenitis and evaluate bleach concentration method in diagnosing lymph node tuberculosis compared to Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) method. STUDY DESIGN One hundred cases of tuberculous lymphadenitis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) were analyzed and classified into 6 cytomorphologic patterns and correlated with bacillary load using routine and modified bleach methods of ZN… CONTINUE READING