Sterile Normal Saline
An isotonic diluent may be used for dilution of bacterial cells to provide a concentration suitable for microscopic observation, determination of cell numbers, analysis for genetic or metabolic properties, washing cells preparatory to study, or preparation of standardized in ocula.2,3Saline is routinely used as a diluent to adjust the turbidity of bacterial cell suspensions to help maintain cell integrity and viability.3,4
PBS is a balanced isotonic saline solution that is used for a variety of cell culture applications, such as washing cells before dissociation, transporting cells or tissue samples, diluting cells for counting, and preparing reagents.
PBS is formulated without calcium and magnesium for rinsing chelators from the culture before cell dissociation.
Specimen transport medium can be used for testing including specific Molecular Antigen and Antibody testing.
Available in the following sizes: V591-3 (3ml), 100 units per case.