A COMPLETE RANGE FOR THE DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIA
Actively involved in the fight against tuberculosis worldwide, RAL Diagnostics markets a wide range of dyes and staining kits for the detection of mycobacteria.
This range includes products for conventional microscopy (Ziehl-Neelsen, Cold ZN, Quick TB) but also for fluorescence microscopy (Fluo RAL Kit).
In a majority of laboratories around the world using fluorescence microscopy, auramine staining with a dark background is still the standard reference. Meanwhile , studies show that a Thiazine Red or Methylene Blue background is more comfortable to read. RAL Diagnostics already markets the Fluo RAL kit with Thiazine Red counterstain.
Sensitivity, reading and interpretation of the staining kit RAL 555 are identical to those of conventional stains. Speed of execution makes it an ideal color for emergency diagnostics. Cytology Studies of Medullary and Blood Smears in 15 seconds ( May-Grunwald Giemsa standard staining in 14 minutes).
RAL 555 kit is also used in parasitology to stain Plasmodium, Trichomonas, Microfilaria, Tissular Protozoa (Leishmania, Toxoplasma, Microsporidia), Cryptosporidium, Pneumocystis carinii, Fungi contributing to deep mycosis and for Veterinary Parasitology (Piroplasms, M. pachydermatis).
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