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Staining techniques: Kinyoun acid fast stain

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Synonym(s): Kinyoun


Introduction

  • Stain bacteria that are partially acid-fast.
  • These organisms can be decolorized by acid-alcohol and therefore 0.5% acetic acid is used as the decolorizer.

Uses

Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Barrow  G I & Feltham R K A  (1993) Cowan and Steel's Manual for the Identification of Medical Bacteria. 3rd edn, Cambridge Press. p 217.
  • Pratt P W Laboratory Procedures For Veterinary Technicians. 3rd edn. Mosby. pp 170,175.

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