Laboratory in leprosy

  • Smear of nasal secretions
          • Laboratory in leprosy
  • Slit-skin smear
    • Technique of smear-taking
      • Selection of patients
      • Number of smear per session
      • Sites for examination
      • Frequency of smear examination
      • Equipment and materials
      • Smear-taking
      • Fixation, storage and transport
    • Technique of staining
      • Equipment and materials
      • Preparation of reagents
      • Staining of smears
    • Examination by microscopy
      • Equipment and materials
      • Use the microscope
      • Reading of smears
        • Bacteriological index
        • Morfological index
    • Quality control
  • Serology
  • Histopatholgy
  • Molecular biology
    • Nucleic acids extraction
    • Types of polymerase chain reactions
    • Amplification analysis
  • Drug measurements