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Acid-Fast Bacteria Staining


Acid-Fast Bacteria Staining: Easy Detection

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Microscopy/LE-Mycobacteria staining-120x95-08222013.jpgAcid-fast bacteria are responsible for various diseases. Diverse staining solutions are available for the detection of these pathogenic bacteria in histological tissue cultures and bacteriological smears. Fluorescence methods are used frequently, as are techniques based on Ziehl-Neelsen hot staining. The latter could also be modified for cold staining.

We offer a complete portfolio of ready-to-use staining kits and solutions for all methods of acid-fast bacteria detection. These are suitable for both manual and automated staining. In addition, a phenol-free kit is available, which increases user safety by preventing the release of toxic phenol vapor. All of our kits and solutions are IVDs and CE certified. Hence, you benefit from guaranteed high quality and reliable staining results.

Acid-Fast Bacteria Fluorescence

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Microscopy/LE-Mycobacteria fluorescence-120x95-08222013.jpgFor fluorescence detection of acid-fast bacteria under the microscope, we offer the AFB-Fluor staining kit with all the necessary solutions you need for successful analysis. The AFB-Fluor kit is suitable for sputum, pleural effusions, bronchial lavage, urine and histological sections. The AFB-Fluor staining kit is also available as a phenol-free version.

Ziehl-Neelsen Staining

Our Ziehl-Neelsen carbol-fuchsin solution is optimized for the standard hot staining method of acid-fast bacteria detection. It is suitable for smears as well as for paraffin sections. We also offer ready-to-use AFB-Color kits for the cold staining method, based on a modified Ziehl-Neelsen technique. In this case, the carbol-fuchsin solution no longer requires heating.

Ziehl-Neelsen staining

Product Range

  • Ziehl-Neelsen carbol-fuchsin solutions for hot staining
  • AFB-Fluor for fluorescence detection
  • AFB-Color based on modified Ziehl-Neelsen cold staining
  • AFB-Staining kit for histology
  • ISOSLIDEAFB control slides
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