Each kit contains
RAL Diff-Quik fixative solution
It fixes air-dried blood smears. This methanol based solution will stabilise cellular components. Solution I and II are applied individually to the fixed smear to differentially stain specific cellular components.
RAL Diff-Quik solution I (Xanthene solution)
A buffered solution of Eosin Y (an anionic dye)
RAL Diff-Quik solution II
Solution II is a buffered solution of thiazine dyes (cationic dyes) consisting of methylene blue and Azure A. The resultant basophilic staining of nucleoli and cytoplasm is due to the methylene blue component of the mixture. The anionic component of the nucleoli and cytoplasm, which is stained with the cationic methylene blue, is presumed to be RNA.
*Parameter not approved for measurement in the U.S.
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