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Within our state-of-the-art ISO 9000 manufacturing center is a dedicated production area for stain reagents. A unique BD manufacturing process reduces the presence of artifacts—a chemical precipitate sometimes mistaken for microorganisms in Gram stain preparations. The end result is easier-to-read and accurate staining.
Multiple staining methodologies
BD offers both traditional and cutting-edge staining methodologies, as well as quality control slides for Gram stain and acid-fast staining procedures.
Conveniently packaged in a compact tray, all BD BBL stain kits feature no-drip, "keep clean" cap spouts, both on 250-mL bottles and economical gallon containers.
Four-step Gram stain kit
This kit is available with stabilized iodine.
Two-step AFB stain kit
This kit is a rapid two-step modification of the Ziehl–Neelsen and Kinyoun stains that does not require heating, separate decolorization steps or filtering.
Three-step AFB stain kit
This kit includes the traditional Kinyoun or Ziehl–Neelsen stains. Either stain enables the detection of acid-fast microorganisms without a fluorescent microscope.
Acridine orange stain
This stain helps detect microorganisms in direct smears by fluorescence, especially benefiting the screening of normally sterile specimens where a few organisms may be present.
Fluorescent stain kits
Our TB fluorescent kit M and TB fluorescent kit T contain the auramine-rhodamine stain. Rhodamine reduces nonspecific background fluorescence that may be present in either culture or clinical specimens.
This table provides ordering information for BD BBL acid-fast stains and reagents.
This table provides ordering information for BD BBL bulk stains.
This table provides ordering information for dyes and indicators.
This table provides ordering information for our rack accessories.