JTR  Vol.1 No.2 , September 2013
Evaluation of the ParaLensTM LED microscope attachment versus standard fluorescence microscopy for detection of Mycobacteria
Abstract: The ParalensTM (PL) microscope attachment converts a light microscope into an epi-fluorescencemicroscope. We compared the PL to standard fluorescence microscopy for detection ofMycobacteriain clinical and spiked samples. Overall agreement between the two systems was 100%. Quantitative and qualitative performance was comparable. The PL is an acceptable alternative to standard fluorescence microscopy for detection ofMycobacteria.
Cite this paper: Lema, C. , Dionne, K. , Ayuk, L. , Awasom, C. , Sander, M. , McArthur, C. , Achu, P. and Parrish, N. (2013) Evaluation of the ParaLensTM LED microscope attachment versus standard fluorescence microscopy for detection of Mycobacteria. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 1, 14-16. doi: 10.4236/jtr.2013.12004.

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