Product News: QBC F.A.S.T Stain Offers an Alternative to Giemsa Stains for Malaria Detection

06 Mar 2012

Woodley Laboratory Diagnostics and QBC Europe have announced the availability of the new QBC F.A.S.T Malaria Stain, a fluorescent stain that revolutionises malaria detection with features that provide a fast, clear alternative to standard Giemsa stains.

Malaria parasites stained with F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain glow bright gold or orange against a dark background maximising contrast during review. The use of fluorescence microscopy improves clarity and contrast; and with minimal artefact staining, users are focused on parasites in the sample.

The F.A.S.T Malaria Stain is designed for use with a fluorescent microscope. For those without a suitable microscope, the QBC Paralens Advance LED Fluorescence microscope attachment is available with a 100x objective and can be attached to any standard light microscope.

The Malaria Stain is available in 120 mL, 250 mL, and 3.8 L bottles with each test requiring 0.5 mL of stain, thus the bottle sizes providing 240, 500, and 7,600 tests respectively. It contains no methanol, is not flammable, and has a shelf life of 1 year from the date on manufacture.

For further information on the QBC Malaria Diagnostic Kits and QBC ParaLens Advance, please follow the company website link below.