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Mycobacteria Staining 


Mycobacteria Staining: Easy Detection

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Microscopy/LE-Mycobacteria staining-120x95-08222013.jpgMycobacteria are responsible for various diseases, the most common of which is tuberculosis. 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 mycobacteria 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.

Mycobacteria Fluorescence

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Microscopy/LE-Mycobacteria fluorescence-120x95-08222013.jpgFor fluorescence detection of mycobacteria under the microscope, we offer the Tb-fluor staining kit with all the necessary solutions you need for successful analysis. The Tb-fluor kit is suitable for sputum, pleural effusions, bronchial lavage, urine and histological sections. The Tb-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 mycobacterial detection. It is suitable for smears as well as for paraffin sections. We also offer ready-to-use Tb-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
  • Tb-fluor for fluorescence detection
  • Tb-color based on modified Ziehl-Neelsen cold staining

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