• #481017
  • BD #261194
Reagent Dropper BD BBL™ India Ink 0.5 mL

Features
  • Visualization of cryptococcal polysaccharide capsules capsular material of cryptococci displaces the colloidal carbon particles of the ink so that the capsule appears as a clear halo around the microorganisms against a black background.
  • Used to stain pus, exudate, tissue, sputum and sediment of centrifuged urine and cerebral spinal fluid (csf) specimens
  • Particularly useful for csf specimens because cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of fungal central nervous system (cns) infections
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McKesson #481017
Manufacturer #261194
BrandBD BBL™
ManufacturerBD
Country of OriginUnited States
ApplicationReagent Dropper
Container TypeDropper Ampule
For Use WithFor Staining Applications
FormatLiquid
TypeIndia Ink
UNSPSC Code41116130
Volume0.5 mL
Features
  • Visualization of cryptococcal polysaccharide capsules capsular material of cryptococci displaces the colloidal carbon particles of the ink so that the capsule appears as a clear halo around the microorganisms against a black background.
  • Used to stain pus, exudate, tissue, sputum and sediment of centrifuged urine and cerebral spinal fluid (csf) specimens
  • Particularly useful for csf specimens because cryptococcus neoformans is the most common cause of fungal central nervous system (cns) infections
  • Appearance of encapsulated yeast forms in an india ink smear from csf is diagnostic for cryptococcal meningitis
  • Positive (a 48-h culture of Cryptococcus neoformans ATCC™ 36556), negative (Candida albicans ATCC 10231) and stain (1 drop India ink + 1 drop sterile saline) controls should be run simultaneously with the organism or specimen being tested, Examine the reagent for signs of deterioration