Light emitting diodes for auramine O fluorescence microscopic screening of Mycobacterium tuberculosis [Technical Note]
Abstract:We describe the simple adaptation of a standard fluorescent microscope for illumination using a ‘Royal Blue’ Luxeon™ light emitting diode (LED) and demonstrate that this form of illumination is suitable for the detection of auramine O stained Mycobacterium spp. The low cost, low power consumption, safety and reliability of LEDs makes them attractive alternatives to mercury vapour lamps.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date: September 1, 2006
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