Special Stain Kits

Alcian Blue pH 1.0 Stain Kit
The Alcian Blue Stain Kit detects vibrant blue acid mucins and mucosubstances with pink to red nuclei counterstained with Nuclear Fast Red. Controls: Colon Kit Consists of: 1% Alcian Blue pH 1.0, (1), Nuclear Fast Red (1) All kit components are available for purchase individually

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Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Stain Kit Ziehl-Neelsen
AFB Stain Kit Ziehl-Neelsen (250mL or 500mL) for identifying acid fast bacteria in tissue. This version produces a light blue background with stained bright red acid fast bacteria. Our most popular AFB kit.

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Acid Fast Bacteria (AFB) Stain Kit Modified
The Acid Fast Bacteria (AFB) Stain Kit is intended for use in the histological visualization of acid fast bacteria and tubercle bacilli. This kit is a rapid 15-minute procedure. The lipoid capsule of the acid-fast organism takes up carbon-fuchsin and resists de-colorization.

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Alcian Blue ph 2.5 Stain Kit
The Alcian Blue Stain Kit detects vibrant blue Acid mucins and mucosubstances with pink to red nuclei counterstained with Nuclear Fast Red.Controls: Colon 250mL, 500mL, and Volume Optimized Kits (-VO) -VO kits may differ slightly in formulations and offer optimal volumes of each component. 250 & 500mL kits consists of: 1% Alcian Blue Ph 2.5, (1), Nuclear Fast Red (1), Acetic Acid 3% (1) -VO (Volume Optimized kit consists of Alcian Blue, pH2.5, 250mL, Safranin O Solution, 250mL, Acetic Acid Solution, 500mL All kit components are available for purchase individually.

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Alcian Blue/PAS Stain Kit
CDI's Alcian Blue/PAS Stain kit identifies and differentiates neutral and aceitic mucosubstances. Neutral polysaccharides show magenta to pink neutral polysaccharides and acid mucosubstances appear blue. Controls: Colon 250mL, 500mL, and Volume Optimized Kits (-VO) -VO kits may differ slightly in formulations and offer optimal volumes of each component. Kit Consists of: Alcian Blue pH 2.5, (1), Acetic Acid 3% (1), 1% Periodic Acid 0.5% (1), Shiff Reagent (1) and Pureview Mayers Hematoxylin (1) -VO (Volume Optimized kit consists of Alcian Blue Solution, pH 2.5 250mL, Periodic Acid Solution 250mL, Schiff's Solution, 250mL, Sulfuric Acid Solution (1N), 250mL All kit components are available for purchase individually.

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Amyloid Stain Kit (Congo Red), Bennhold, Highman, Puchtler, & PureView formulations
The Amyloid Stain Kit (Congo Red) is intended for use in the histological visualization of amyloid in tissue sections. Examination under a polarizing microscope results in green birefringence of amyloid. 250mL, 500mL, and Volume Optimized Kits (-VO) -VO kits may differ slightly in formulations and offer optimal volumes of each component. Kit Consists of: 250mL & 500mL, PureView Iron Hematoxylin A & B, Amyloid Pretreatment Solution, PureView Congo Red. -VO (Volume Optimized kit consists of Congo Red Solution 500mL, Hematoxylin, Mayer's 500mL, Bluing Reagent, 500mL All kit components are available for purchase individually.

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Amyloid Stain Kit, Congo Red, Bennhold
This kit detects amyloid proteins in tissues and uses the Bennhold method. Amyloid appear pink to red and a light green when viewed with polarized microscopy. Kit Consists of: Congo Red, Bennhold (1), Alkaline-Alcohol Solution (1), Pureview Mayer's Hematoxylin (1) All kit components are available for purchase individually.

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Bielschowsky's Stain Kit (Modified)
Bielschowsky's Stain Kit (Modified) is designed for histological visualization of nerve fibers, neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease.

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Bile Stain Kit, Hall
Hall's method for the staining of bile uses the oxidizing action of Fouchet's Reagent to convert the bile pigment to an easily identifiable green biliverdin. Bile pigments appear green against a yellow background. Collagen appears pink to red.

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Calcium Stain Kit (Modified Von Kossa)
The Calcium Stain Kit (Modified Von Kossa) is intended for use in the histological visualization of calcium deposits in paraffin or frozen section. 125, 250 & 500mL kits consists of: Silver Nitrate (5%), Sodium Thiosulfate Solution (5%), Nuclear Fast Red Solution (125, 250 or 500mL bottles)

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