Gibson Biosciences™ India Ink Control Kit

This kit is utilized as a quality control procedure for India Ink wet mounts

Manufacturer: GIBSON LABORATORIES LLC 100111

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Catalog No. 21-200-402

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Required Accessories : The usual microbiological equipment such as slides, coverslips, microscope, biohazard bags, etc. are needed for procedures involving the use of this product.


    Type India Ink Positive Control Kit
    Quantity 20 Tests
    Format Dropper
    For Use With (Application) Visualization of encapsulated microorganisms

    India Ink wet mounts are used for the visualization of encapsulated microorganisms, especially Cryptococcus neoformans.

    • India Ink is added to each positive and negative suspension on a glass slide and observed under a microscope.
    • The positive control provides an encapsulated suspension of Cryptococcus neoformans to be utilized when performing India Ink procedures
    • The negative control provides a non-encapsulated suspension of Candida sp. to be utilized when performing India Ink
    • Positive: The polysaccharide capsules will exclude the particles of ink, and the capsules will appear as clear halos around the organisms on semiopaque backgrounds
    • Negative: No capsules present, no clear halos observed

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