MAYER'S ALBUMIN

Cat. no. Z69 Mayer's Albumin 15ml

INTENDED USE

Hardy Diagnostics Mayer's Albumin is used to adhere fecal specimens to glass slides in the Modified Iron Hematoxylin/Kinyoun or Trichrome staining process.

SUMMARY

Mayer's Albumin assists in affixing a fecal specimen to a glass microscope slide before it is processed for staining. This keeps specimens from being rinsed off during the staining procedure.

FORMULA

Egg whites (albumin) 500.0ml
Glycerine 500.0ml
Deionized Water 2.0ml

* Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria. Also includes a preservative.

STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE

Storage: Upon receipt store at 2-8ºC. away from direct light. The reagent should not be used if there are any signs of deterioration (discoloration), contamination, or if the expiration date has passed.

PRECAUTIONS

PROCEDURE

Slide Preparation

1. Place 1 drop of Mayer's Albumin on a labeled slide.

2. Mix the sediment from the sodium acetate-acetic acid-formalin (SAF) concentration (or other stool preservative) well with an applicator stick.

3. Add approximately 1 drop of the fecal concentrate to the albumin and spread the mixture over the slide.

4. Proceed with the staining procedure. Consult appropriate references.(1)

INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS

Consult appropriate references.(1)

LIMITATIONS

MATERIALS REQUIRED BUT NOT PROVIDED

Standard microbiological supplies and equipment such as loops, stains, swabs, applicator sticks, microscopes, etc., are not provided.

QUALITY CONTROL

User Quality Control

Physical Appearance

Mayer's Albumin should appear slightly hazy, and light amber in color.

Mayer's Albumin

Mayer's Albumin (Cat. no. Z69).

REFERENCES

1. Isenberg, H.D. Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Vol. I, II & III. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

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