review of the article identifies Tuberculosis (TB) as an infectious disease
which is known worldwide with reference to India being the second largest
populated country in the world. Secondly it identifies Acid Fast Bacilli using
Zielh-Neelson (Z-N) staining in a clinical laboratory for the identification of
TB using the best possible method to obtain secretions from the lower airways
of patients as compared to bacterial identification which is normally used.
diagnostic methods and materials used to evaluate the article authority and
accuracy will be outlined which includes sample study, period of examination,
ethical practices prior starting the study, study protocol, study design,
inclusion and exclusion criteria carried out systematically under sterile
Analysis of AFB
smear will be explained and presented using tables which are instrumental in
the identification of other diagnostic methods like sputum smear microscopy and
X-ray method. Conclusion of the study will be based on the safest method for
identification of the organism, which is cost effective and has the potential
to offer treatment to the suspected patients. On the other hand, the article
has obtained its objectivity and coverage by using various ethical committees
and by declaring no conflict of interest among the authors who have contributed
equally to the study.
evaluation of the article will be carried through the use of well designed and
précised questionnaires, a case sheet proforma plus relevant referees attached
to the article to aid more understanding.
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