Slide Stains: Acid-Fast Kit, 3pk (#BZ0037)
Convenient sets of stains, buffers and regents for specific applications. Takes the guess work out of deciding what types of chemicals to order. Packaged in easy-to-use dropper bottles for ease of application. Includes SDS sheet for each chemical in the set.
Instructions are not included. Due to the wide variety of methods, specimens, and preferences, we suggest you research your application online and choose the method that works best for you. There are numerous educational sites that share information freely.
DOT Info: Small quantity exemption for land and rail transportation only. (Cannot ship in liquid form to Alaska, Hawaii, PR, APO or FPO. Please refer to our EZ Prep Capsules for air transportation.)
Acid-fast stain is a special bacteriological stain used to identify acid-fast organisms like that of the genus Mycobacterium. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the most important of this group because it is responsible for tuberculosis (TB). Other important Mycobacterium species involved in human disease are Mycobacterium leprae, Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium marinum, Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium africanum and members of the Mycobacterium avium complex. Acid-fast organisms are characterized by wax-like, nearly impermeable cell walls. These organisms contain mycolic acid and large amounts of fatty acids, waxes, and complex lipids. This kit includes convenient dropper bottles of Methylene Blue, Carbol Fuchin, and Hydrochloric Acid (Ziehl–Neelsen method). Staining procedures and preferences vary, therefore, we recommended you research for instructions appropriate for your application.
- 30 ml Methylene Blue Chloride 1% Alcohol Solution
- 30 ml Carbol Fuchsin Solution
- 30 ml Hydrochloric Acid 1% Alcohol Solution
- Safety Data Sheets for each
- For laboratory use only. Keep out of reach of children
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