TB Auramine O (Fluorescence) Stain
For identification of acid-fast bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, which includes the tuberculosis-causing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
When the acid-fast bacteria are stained by fluorescent dye Auramine O, bright orange-yellow fluorescence can be easily detected by UV-fluorescence microscope under low magnification. It is faster to screen acid-fast bacteria using this fluorescence kit than the Carbolfuchsin stain.
1. Auramine O dye
2. Acid Alcohol
3. Potassium Permanganate