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Stains and Reagents


Stains and Reagents
BD offers a broad line of reagent droppers, diagnostic kits, antigens and antisera, and strep grouping products are conveniently available. These items aid in the identification of Streptococci, Staphylococci, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella and a variety of other organisms. Reagents are available for the detection of febrile diseases, phenylketonuria (PKU) and syphilis.

The visualization of bacteria by means of staining procedures is an important tool for the microbiologist as an aid in the identification and classification of isolates. BD Diagnostic Systems provides the microbiologist with carefully standardized and reproducible stain reagents in order to ensure accurate and interpretable results. Stains are also available to provide rapid visualization of mycobacteria and provide early detection of positive blood cultures by fluorescence procedures.

Difco™/BBL™ Stains and Indicators
Difco™/BBL™ Stains and Indicators
BD offers both traditional and cutting edge staining methodologies, as well as quality control slides for Gram stain and acid-fast staining procedures.

Diagnostic Reagents and Adjuvants
Diagnostic Reagents and Adjuvants
BD offers Coagulase Plasmas for use in qualitative procedures in the identification of Staphylococcus aureus. Eighteen varieties of diagnostic droppers are also available to offer the microbiologist a solution to the problem of perishable reagents and stains. The BD GonoGen Test is a monoclonal antibody coagglutination test for the confirmation of N. gonorrhoeae from either pure or mixed cultures. BD provides Difco™ Brand Complete and Incomplete Freund Adjuvants for all your research needs.

Syphilis Testing Reagents
Syphilis Testing Reagents
BD provides a variety of reagents for syphilis testing, including Direct Immunofluorescent reagents, FTA-ABS Test reagents and VDRL Antigen.

Antigens and Antisera
Antigens and Antisera
BD offers a wide variety of Antigens and Antisera to aid in the diagnosis of several diseases:

  • BD Salmonella Grouping Antisera
  • BD Shigella Grouping Antisera


BBL™ Animal Blood Products
BBL™ Animal Blood Products
With over 100 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of clinical and industrial microbiological products under the BBL™ and Difco™ brands, BD Diagnostics is committed to providing you with the most highly responsive and technically relevant solutions, increasing operational efficiency, and elevating quality standards.