Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Stain, Sputum

a.k.a.  Auramin-rhodamine stain, AFS, Acid fast Stain, Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Smear, Smear, Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB), AFB Stain, Acid-Fast Smear for Mycobacterium, AFS, Auramine-rhodamine stain, AR Stain

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