BioGnost’s Eosin and nigrosine vital kit is used for the detection of sperm vitality. Using the kit is extremely fast and simple. During sample staining eosin Y dye enters dead sperm cells (cells with damaged plasma membrane) and stains them red. Nigrosine dye provides dark contrast for better visualisation of living, non-stained sperm cells.
Eosin and Nigrosin Vital kit
Two-reagent kit containing separate dyes for rapid detection of sperm vitality and simple visualisation of dead and living sperm cells. The Nigrosin stain provides dark background for easier recognition of both viable and non-viable spermatozoa.
TB-Stain Histo kit
Three-reagent kit for staining acid-fast bacteria (pathogenic mycobacteria) in histology sections, sputum, smears and culture smears according to Ziehl-Neelsen. Heating of the carbol-fuchsin solution is avoided in this protocol hence omitting the release of hazardous phenolic vapours.
HE Rapid Staining kit- frozen and paraffin sections
Ready-to-use eight-reagent kit (in 16 containers that can be used as staining jars) for rapid HE staining of frozen and paraffin tissue sections in histopathology. Contains xylene substitute as clearing agent and xylene substitute-based medium for permanent section covering.
For 100 tests.
Giemsa HP kit
Four-reagent kit for staining Helicobacter pylori in gastroscopic sections according to Lennart. Advantages of this method for detecting H. pylori are sensitive and reproducible results and easy performance.
Warthin Starry kit
Five-reagent kit for staining Spirochaeta, Helicobacter pylori, Microsporidia and Legionella pneumophila. The kit contains 12 jars with gelatine that enables both incubation and staining of sections, as well as other reagents that enable precipitation of silver on the bacterial surface. The bacteria are found in the mucus of the surface epithelium, in the apical gastric glands and in the gastric mucosa.
P.A.S. Diastase Kit
BioGnost’s P.A.S. Diastase kit is most commonly used for identifying glycogen in liver. Periodic acid enables the molecules containing glycol groups to create aldehydes affected by Schiff’s reagent staining them violet (magenta). Specific stains are created by applying the PAS method on unsubsti-tuted polysaccharides, mucoproteins and glycoproteins, glycolipids and phospholipids. Alpha-amylase enzyme (also known as diastasis) is used for differentiation between glycogen and other PAS-positive structures by dissolving 1→4 glycosidic bonds, causing the glycogen to remain unstained after the PAS reaction. BioGnost’s P.A.S. Diastase kit uses thermostable enzyme which does not require heating to +37°C to be active, but incubat-ing the section at +37°C is preferred in order to achieve better glycogen breakdown. The same tissue section is used as negative control for this reaction, but the sample is not treated using alpha-amylase.
For 100 tests.
Grocott kit, stabilised
Seven-reagent kit for visualization of fungi and histological argentaffin structures in general (such as basal membranes). Green counterstain provides clear and visually rich contrast to target structures stained black.