Evaluation of the ParaLensTM LED microscope attachment versus standard fluorescence microscopy for detection of Mycobacteria

Clara Lema, Kim Dionne, Leo Ayuk, Charles Awasom, Melissa Sander, Carole McArthur, Paul Achu, Nicole Parrish
2013 Journal of Tuberculosis Research  
The Paralens™ (PL) microscope attachment converts a light microscope into an epi-fluorescence microscope. We compared the PL to standard fluorescence microscopy for detection of Mycobacteria in 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 of Mycobacteria.
doi:10.4236/jtr.2013.12004 fatcat:ltr2ci3yafaujkszmygdlobhse