INDIA INK, black, cryptococcus test, dropper, 0.5 ml, amp.


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INDIA INK, black


India ink used for the determination of Cryptococcus neoformans in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).


Black India ink for laboratory use

Packaging & Labelling

Plastic vial of 0.5 ml

Instructions for use

Ink must always be diluted 1:3 with physiological saline solution for the cryptococcus test.

Put first India ink on the slide to prevent contamination of it by CSF.

Cryptococcus is detected in centrifugation sediment.

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

For offline access, contact your laboratory advisor.

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At room temperature

MSF requirements

Reliable test.

Sensitivity: 85%.

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