Differential Quik Stain Kit may be used for rapid blood smears for differential assessment, as well as detecting H. pylori microorganisms. The stain is very useful to pathologists for immediate interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies. Kit contains a fixative for air-dried cell suspensions and/or touch preparation slides.
Picrosirius Red Stain binds specifically to collagen fibrils of varying diameter that is used to distinguish collagen Type I from Type III. Picrosirius Red Stain will quantify the amount of collagen in a given area of myocardial tissue. Picrosirius Red Stain is also useful in the quantitative aspect of liver fibrosis by measuring a change in collagen proportion stained as red.
Prussian Blue or Perls' reaction is used to demonstrate ferric iron and ferritin. This is not a true staining technique rather, it is a histochemical reaction. The protein is split off by the hydrochloric acid, allowing the potassium ferrocyanide to combine with the ferric iron. This forms the ferric ferrocyanide or Prussian Blue.
Fixation : 10% NBF or alcohol can be used. sections should be cur at 4μ to 5μ or blood
or bone marrow smears
Packaging Size : 250 ml of each solution. 250 ml kit stains up to 125 slides
Kit Contains :
4% Potassium Ferrocyanide / 4% Hydrochloric Acid / 1% Nuclear Fast Red
PAS techniques are used to demonstrate polysaccharides, neutral ,mucosubstances and basement membranes primarily in tissue. It is an easy, reproducible stain that provides exceptional stain quality. Kit also includes diastase powder to enable demonstration of glycogen by performing PAS with diastase digestion. Protocols available for both procedures.