Microorganism Stains


  • Shelf Life for most Stain Kits is one year from date manufactured.
  • Store Stain Kits at 15-30°C unless otherwise stated.
  • Most Stain Kits include 2 Complimentary Positive Control Slides to be used for the initial verification of staining techniques and reagents.
  • Stain solution groups are sold as individual products under separate part numbers with storage requirements and expiration date designated per bottle.
H = Hazardous
AFB acid fast bacteria stain kit

AFB, Basic Fuchsin, Ellis & Zabrowarny Stain Kit

Stains acid-fast bacilli without the use of phenol.  A surfactant substitution is made for phenol which renders the bacterial cell wall permeable to the stain.  Results are comparable to the traditional Ziehl-Neelsen method.

Microwave Modification Included

Part # 91012A250 ml kit $106.30H
AFB fite fites acid fast bacteria stain kit

AFB, Fite Stain Kit

Detects the presence of either Nocardia sp. or Mycobacterium leprae sp. (causative agent of leprosy) in tissue sections.

Part # 91013A250 ml kit $138.70H
AFB, Kinyoun Stain

AFB Stain, Kinyoun

Click "View Product" to display stains & solutions for this procedure.  Reagents are sold under separate part numbers with storage requirements and expiration date designated per bottle.

Part # Non-Kit 
AFB acid fast bacteria ziehl neelsen stain kit

AFB, Ziehl-Neelsen Stain Kit

Detects the presence of acid-fast mycobacteria in tissue sections.  Carbol Fuchsin Stain, Ziehl-Neelsen, combines phenol and basic fuchsin that works to permeate the lipoid capsule of acid-fast organisms and renders them resistant to acid alcohol decolorization.

Part # 9101A250 ml kit $70.80H
differential stain kit microorganism stain

Differential Stain Kit

(use: Hematological Staining & Special Stain for Helicobacter pylori)

  • 2 year shelf-life

Differential staining of peripheral blood smears, touch imprints, fine needle aspirations (FNA), bone marrow biopsy aspirations, as well as detecting  Helicobacter pylori sp. in GI tissue.  Can be used for smears, touch imprints and tissue sections.  This is a modification of the Wright Giemsa Stain technique using aqueous based stain solutions and a methanol fixative.  Procedures for both monochromatic and polychromatic versions of the Differential Stain are provided.

Part # 9112B500 ml kit $71.40H
fungus stain kit grocott methenamine silver gms

Fungus, Grocott Methenamine Silver (GMS) Stain Kit

Stains a variety of fungal organisms including: Pneumocystis carinii, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Candida and Histoplasma.

Microwave Modification Included

Part # 9121A250 ml kit $255.60H
Part # 9121B500 ml kit $464.20H
fungus stain kit pas light green

Fungus, PAS/Light Green Stain Kit

Stains fungus and glycoproteins. Polysaccharides present in fungal cell walls are oxidized by the periodic acid to aldehydes. The aldehydes then react with Schiff Reagent, McManus to yield magenta colored fungi.

Part # 9122A250 ml kit $149.50 
gram stain kit brown and hopps

Gram, Brown-Hopps Stain Kit

Stains gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and uses Gallego solution to differentiate the organisms.

Part # 9124A250 ml kit $136.10H
gram stain kit brown brenn brown-brenn modified

Gram, Brown-Brenn Modified Stain Kit

Used for differential staining of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in tissue sections, cultures and smears.

Part # 9123A250ml kit $152.00H
gram stain kit hucker twort

Gram, Hucker-Twort Stain Kit

Stains gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria without the use of picric acid.  The Fast Green secondary counterstain provides the green background for clear detection of any red gram-negative bacteria present.

Part # 9125A250 ml kit $152.10H
helicobacter stain kit toluidine blue alcian yellow

Helicobacter, Toluidine Blue / Alcian Yellow Stain Kit

Used to screen and detect Helicobacter pylori in gastrointestinal biopsy specimens.

Part # 9130A250 ml kit $250.00H
steiner chapman steiner-chapman stain kit

Steiner-Chapman Modified Silver Stain Kit

No Uranyl Nitrate!

Stains spirochetes, Helicobacter pylori, Legionella pneumophila, other nonfilamentous bacteria and fungus. Eliminates the use of Uranyl Nitrate.

Microwave Modification Included

Part # 9172A250 ml kit $224.40H
Part # 9172B500 ml kit $394.70H
steiner steiner steiner-steiner silver stain kit

Steiner-Steiner Modified Silver Stain Kit

A silver stain for identifying spirochetes, Helicobacter pylori, Legionella pneumophila, other nonfilamentous bacteria and fungus.

Microwave Modification Included

Part # 9171A250 ml kit $437.50H