Albert Stain - Swab (Diptheriae)

Albert Stain is to examine the smear taken from the throat swab for diagnosing Corynebacterium Diphtheria.
Test Code: 1035
₹ 8,000.00



Albert’s staining technique is a type of special staining technique used to demonstrate the bacterial structure under a microscope. It specifically demonstrates the meta-chromatic granules found in Corynebacterium diphtheria that causes diphtheria. Albert’s stain consist of two (basic dyes) components namely toluidine blue “O” and malachite green which has a high affinity for acidic tissue components like meta-chromatic granules present in the cytoplasm of the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheria. It infects the nasopharynx or skin. These toxigenic strains secrete a potent exotoxin which causes diphtheria. This exotoxin of Corynebacterium diphtheria bacteria gets absorbed in the blood which in turn damages heart, kidney, and nerve cells by blocking protein synthesis. The symptoms of diphtheria include pharyngitis, fever, swelling of the neck or area surrounding the skin lesion. The classical sign is the lesion covered by a grey pseudo-membrane (consists of fibrin, Corynebacterium diphtheria bacteria, and inflammatory cells), which on breaching bleeds. 

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: specimen - swab throat. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presentingcomplaints / signs or symptoms:

SPECIMENREQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

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