Acid-fast Bacilli

Acid-Fast Bacilli(AFB) Smear And Culture


Acid-fast Bacilli (AFB) smear and culture are two different tests, performed together at MSPHL, Tuberculosis (TB) Unit. The term AFB smear is used to refer the microscopic examination of fluorochrome stain of the specimen. AFB culture is a shot of a specimen onto métier Becton-Dickinson Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (B-D MGIT broth) and Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) […]