fluorochrome stain

fluorochrome stain

a fluorescent dye used to stain the cell walls of fungi and bacteria. The organisms then fluoresce when exposed to UV light rays. It is commonly used to visualize acid-fast bacilli (mycobacteria) in specimens. An example is acridine orange stain or auramine O.
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2005 Efficacy of fluorochrome stain in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis co-infected with HIV.
Fluorochrome stains act by chelating the calcium of the larval shell thereby causing a permanent mark that fluoresces when viewed under ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths (Day et al.