Sterile Phosphate Buffered Saline
Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) is a balanced salt 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.
An isotonic diluent maybe be used for suspension and dilution of bacterial cells to provide a concentration suitable for microscopic observation, determination of cell numbers, analysis for genetic or metabolic properties, washing sells preparatory to study, or preparation of standardized inocula.
Normal saline solution is routinely used as a diluent to adjust the turbidity of bacterial cell suspensions to help maintain cell integrity and viability.
Specimen transport medium can be used for testing including specific Molecular Antigen and Antibody testing.
Available in the following sizes: V468-3 (3ml), 100 units per case.