FUCHSIN, ZIEHL, solution, 1 l, bot.


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W0105010799 - Mycobacteria reagents - other
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FUCHSIN, ZIEHL, solution


Ready to use solution used in the hot staining technique of Ziehl-Neelsen for detecting tubercle bacilli.


Basic phenique fuchsin solution according to Ziehl


Technical specifications

  • Ready to use solution
  • 1 % concentration
  • Composition:
    • basic fuchsin
    • phenol
    • ethanol
    • distilled water
  • Quality: for microscopy

Packaging & Labelling

1 litre glass or plastic bottle

Transport Dangerous Goods

Depending on the manufacturer:

  • UN1993
    • Class: 3
    • Packing group: III
    • Proper Shipping Name: Flammable liquid, n.o.s.
  • UN2924
    • Class: 3
    • Packing group: III
    • Proper Shipping Name: Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s.

Instructions for use

Select either Ziehl or Kinyoun solution depending on the national protocols.

Caution! This product cannot be used for the cold-staining of mycobacteria. Use the basic fuchsin for bacteriology (powder) for this purpose.

Can replace the safranine in the Gram staining provided it is diluted 1:10.

Please consult the “Updated laboratory procedures, 2022” available online via the Laboratory working Group sharepoint page: Laboratory Procedures and Resources.


For offline access, contact your laboratory advisor.


Expiry date indicated on the bottle

Waste management

Presence of substance with potenital carcinogenic properties (H350). Please contact your watsan referent for advice on proper disposal.

Detailed hazard and precautionary information can be found in the safety data sheet (SDS).

Classification EC Regulation N° 1272/2008

  • Flammable liquids: Category 3, H226
  • Skin corrosion: Category 1B, H314
  • Germ cell mutagenicity: Category 2, H341
  • Acute toxicity, Inhalation: Category 4

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H226Flammable liquid and vapour.
H314Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H332Harmful if inhaled.
H341Suspected of causing genetic defects (state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard).
P280Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P310Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
P305 + P351 + P338IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. If the victim wears contact lenses, remove them if possible. Keep rinsing

MSF requirements

Basic stain used in the hot-stain technique for mycobacteria.

Ready to use solution.

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