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BD BBL™ Stains and Indicators

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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.

Features and Benefits
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.
Convenient packaging

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.
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