[Histonet] AFB

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Sun Oct 17 17:47:41 CDT 2010

I thought Fite's was more specific for leprosy.. whatever that bug is called now. j 

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Cheryl Crowder
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:49
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Subject: [Histonet] AFB

Amy - The AFB (Ziehl-Neelsen, Kinyoun's, etc) will stain any acid-fast bacteria.  The Fite's stain is usually considered specific for mycobacteria.
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