Staining Techniques


Lesson Code: PPM-713. Explains the different staining techniques commonly used in a microbiology laboratory.


  • Category: Microbiology Laboratory - Practices

Description

After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

- Explain the terms: 'blotting', 'cover', 'decolorize' and 'stain'

- Describe the purpose and procedure of simple and negative staining and list examples of the dyes used

- Describe the purpose and procedure of gram staining and list examples of the dyes used

- List common gram staining problems

- Describe the purpose and procedure of acid-fast and spore staining and list examples of the dyes used