Warthin-Starry Stain Kit

This Product has been Discontinued.


Identifies spirochetes and other bacteria such as H. pylori and two causative agents of cat scratch disease. Warthin-Starry relies on the ability of certain bacteria to bind silver ions from solution. Subsequent addition of a reducing agent then converts this bound silver to visible metallic silver.

Kit Contains:

  • 1.5ml - 2% silver nitrate
  • 3.75ml - 5% gelatin
  • 2ml -  0.15% hydroqinone


  • Bacteria-black
  • Background-yellow to light bown