In recognition of the World TB Day together with our global efforts to detect and fight this infectious disease, I am sharing with you this PubMed-indexed article on Acid Fast Bacteria (AFB).
It provides overview of the TB bacilli and its unique characteristic as an “acid-fast” organism. Moreover, this highlights the procedure and relevance of sputum microscopy (ZN and LED FM) depite the diagnostic advances currently available, especially in resource limited settings.
This will be useful not only for laboratory staff but also for any healthcare professional who would like to be aware of this important TB diagnostic test.
Below is the link:
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