Pigment, Substance & Mineral Stains

 

  • Shelf Life for most Stain Kits is one year from date manufactured.
  • Store Stain Kits at 15-30°C unless otherwise stated.
  • Most Stain Kits include 2 Complimentary Positive Control Slides to be used for the initial verification of staining techniques and reagents.
  • Stain solution groups are sold as individual products under separate part numbers with storage requirements and expiration date designated per bottle.
 
For a more detailed chart regarding Pigments & Artifacts, click here.
 
Name Comments Products Part #
Copper Some methods demonstrate copper associated protein rather than copper itself

Copper Stain Kit

Control Slides

9113

4130

Hemosiderin Prussian Blue reaction stains ferric (+3) ions

Iron Stain Kit

Control Slides

9136

43204321

Hematoidin Similar to bilirubin often formed as a result of hemorrhage, stains with bile methods but not with iron methods    
Bile Demonstrated when bilirubin is oxidized to biliverdin in an acid staining environment

Bilirubin Stain

Control Slides 

Procedure

4060

Calcium Black deposits formed when using silver reactions are due to reduction of silver by organic material followed by exposure to strong light

Calcium Stain

Control Slides

Procedure

4100

Urates
Both forms are water soluble, aqueous fixatives should be avoided 
Absolute ethanol is the fixative of choice
Gout - monosodium urate crystals appear yellow when their long axes are aligned parallel to a red compensator filter
Pseudogout -calcium pyrophosphate crystals, appear blue when their long axes are aligned parallel to a red compensator filter

Urates Stain

Control Slides

Procedure

4700

Melanin Identified by a number of methods can interfere with pathology interpretation if found in large amounts

Melanin Stain

Control Slides

Procedure

4430

Lipofusin Stains variably but usually PAS positive PAS Stain Kit 9162
 
Artifact:
Carbon Inert and unreactive, resists removal procedures, commonly found in lung and mediastinal lymph nodes.   
Melanin Can become problematic in large amounts and be removed by a variety of methods Tech Memo
Formalin Formed in unbuffered formalin when pH shifts to acidic, not reactive with iron staining methods Tech Memo
Mercury Deposited as a result of using mercury based fixatives Tech Memo
 
 
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H = Hazardous
 
amyloid stain kit benhold congo red

Amyloid, Bennhold Congo Red Stain Kit

Part # 9103A250ml kit $97.40H
 
amyloid stain kit puchtler congo red

Amyloid, Puchtler Congo Red Stain Kit

Part # 9104A250ml kit $130.80H
 
copper stain kit rhodanine

Copper, Rhodanine Stain Kit

Part # 9113A250ml kit $111.40H
 
argentaffin stain kit fontana masson

Fontana Masson Stain Kit

Part # 9105A250ml kit $424.80H
 
iron stain kit gomori prussian blue

Iron, Gomori Prussian Blue Stain Kit

Part # 9136A250ml kit $123.60H
Part # 9136B500ml kit $190.00H
 

Von Kossa Calcium Stain

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Part # Non-Kit 
 

Urates, Gomori Methenamine-Silver

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Part # Non-Kit 
 

Bile (Bilirubin), Hall

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Part # Non-Kit 
 

Schmorl Melanin Stain

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Part # Non-Kit 
 
Sulfated Alcian Blue (SAB) Stain

Sulfated Alcian Blue (SAB) Stain

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Part # Non-Kit