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BD BBL™ Gram slides and BD BBL™ AFB quality control (QC) slides eliminate the need for laboratory staff to maintain stock QC cultures and prepare QC slides. In addition, these slides help standardize lab procedures.
BD BBL Gram QC slides
These slides help evaluate and control the quality of Gram stain reagents and techniques. They are conventional 1-in x 3-in microscope slides imprinted with 10 squares. One square contains the control organisms Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The remaining nine squares are available for staining test isolates.
BD BBL AFB QC slides
These slides help evaluate and control the quality of acid-fast and fluorescent stain reagents and staining techniques for the detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB). They are conventional 1-in x 3-in microscope slides imprinted with two circles; the first is an acid-fast positive control with Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis plus inactivated Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra, and the second is a negative control with an unstained mixture of non–acid-fast cocci (Staphylococcus aureus) and bacilli (Bacillus subtilis).