Fluorescent detection of M. tuberculosis and other acid-fast bacteria. Fluorochrome staining of mycobacteria in an acid-fast smear offers several advantages over traditional carbol-fuchsin methods. Lower magnification is required; Mycobacteria, including M. tuberculosis, M. leprae, M. avium-intracellular fluoresce orange-yellow on a dark black background. M. tuberculosis appears as slightly curved or straight rods with rounded ends. The rods will be 0.3 to 0.6μm in length.Features:
FDA approved for in vitro diagnostic use in the United StatesKit contains:
500ml of Staining Solution A
500ml of Acid Solution B
500ml Counterstaining Solution C
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