Kinyoun's stain?

Candace Krepel ckrepel at
Thu Jan 26 14:47:05 EST 1995

Ann C. Smith (ASMITH at MICROB.UMD.EDU) wrote:
: Dear All,
: In our general microbiolgy course for undergraduates my students 
: perform the Acid Fast stain.  We use the procedure that involves 
: steaming with carbolfuschin.  I am aware that an alternate stain is 
: available (Kinyoun stain).  I have not been able to find a procedure.
: Any help?

8th edition of Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology (Ellen Jo Baron and
Sydney M. Finegold) has the formula and procedure in Appendix B, pp. A35-6.
I imagine the 9th edition (published last spring) also has it in the
appendix, but I don't know the pages.

Candy Krepel
Surgical Microbiology Research Lab, Medical College of Wisconsin

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