Microbiology Picture Quiz Number 5

Have a look at this stain on a sputum sample and answer the questions below:

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i) What type of stain is demonstrated?

ii) What is the initial dye used in such a stain called?, and what is used to “decolourise””this dye?

iii) What is the possible diagnosis?

iv) What other type of stain can be used to make the potential diagnosis?

 

Click here for the answers and brief explanations.

 

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