The Acid Fast Bacteria (AFB) Stain Kit (MIcroorganism Stain) is intended for use in the histological visualization of Acid Fast Bacteria and Tubercle Bacilli in tissue sections. This kit is a rapid 15-minute procedure. The lipoid capsule of the acid-fast organism takes up carbol fuchsin and resists decolorization. Acid Fast Organisms are stained in Red, Background is stained in Light Green. Any well fixed section (2-5 microns) or any air-dried smear on a clean slide can used as control tissue. Acid-fast techniques are of value in the detection of mycobacteria, rod-shaped organisms that sometimes exhibit filamentous (fungus-like) growth. The most significant disease-producing mycobacteria are Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae.
KIT COMPONENTS (100 reactions)
- Acid Alcohol Solution (0.5%) 1 x 500 ml
- Carbol Fuchsin Solution 1 x 125 ml
- Light Green Solution (3%) 1 x 125 ml
Store at room temperature. Please refer to protocols.
The products is “FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES”