carbolfuchsin


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carbolfuchsin

A solution composed of basic fuchsin and phenol that is used in microscopy primarily as a stain for bacteria and mycobacteria.
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A special staining process must be employed by heating a smear with strong carbolfuchsin (also known as Ziehl-Neelsen stain).
Heat fixed sputum smears were stained using the Z-N method with carbolfuchsin. After rinsing with water and decolorizing using 3% acid-alcohol, the smear were stained with methylene blue.