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A method of cleaning microscope slides for their repeated use in the examination of sputum for tubercle bacilli

Thomas, K L and Ramamurthi, V and Ramamurthi, V V (1962) A method of cleaning microscope slides for their repeated use in the examination of sputum for tubercle bacilli. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 9 (3). p. 181. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

The difficulty with which acid-fast bacilli are removed from glass slides has led several workers to recommend that only new slides should be used for the preparation of smears to demonstrate the presence of tubercle bacilli (Wilson and Miles, 1955; Baker, Silverton and Luckock, 1957; Cruickshank, 1960). This practice cannot easily be followed in many countries where microscope slides of good quality are expensive and often difficult to obtain. The experiment reported here was under-taken to determine whether a modern method of cleaning, incorporating the use of a detergent, can remove the tubercle bacilli from glass slides on which they have been heat-fixed and stained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research
Divisions: Basic Science Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 04:38
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/52

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