Compact, efficient and flexible, its original RFID (radio-frequency identification) system eliminates any potential protocol errors. Without changing your staining practices, you can ensuresafety to your staff. On top of this, a new generation of reagents offer the added benefits of easier and faster slide reading. The ideal solution for your routine analyses, RAL STAINER gives you the confidence of high quality reproducible staining.
A key challenge for the AFB (Acid-fast bacteria) staining process is to ensure safety. Fortunately, that goes hand-in-hand with creating instruments for simple, reliable staining. The RAL STAINER ensures standardization of the staining process with consistency that’s not technician-dependent thanks to programmable customizable protocols. This ease of workflow also means a safer environment.
If your lab has been performing AFB staining manually, you follow a strict, precise process. It is time-consuming, but the procedures were developed to be logical. Same goes for the process you use with the RAL STAINER. We realized that the easiest way for labs to adopt automation is to have it reflect the long-developed procedures. So there’s not a lot of training involved: you follow your same habits but enjoy easier, faster staining and improved standardization, reliability and safety!
WHO guidelines recommend fluorescence as the reference method for staining – and also specially notes that Thiazine Red makes reading easier, stating: “Less experience users found it easier to focus and less tiring to read the stains with coloured backgrounds (Auramine/Methylene Blue and Auramine/Thiazine Red)”. The RAL STAINER and its reagents help you ensure your lab is up to these guidelines.
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