Spirochete Treponema, Artificial

Spirochete Treponema, Artificial Stained Histology Slide
(+) Rat Lung / (-) Lung
Adhesive or Charged Slides: 
Superfrost +

Product Options:

Part # 3746A 10/set $71.10
Part # 3746B 98/set $554.90


Tissue:  Positive staining rat lung and negative staining human lung.
Fixation: Formalin 10%, Phosphate Buffered (Part 1090).
Section/Glass: Paraffin sections cut at 4 microns on Superfrost™ Plus slides.
Quality Control Stain:  Spirochete quality control stained slide(s) included.
Reactivity: Guaranteed product specific reactivity for one year from date of receipt. Revalidate after one year to verify continued reactivity. 
Storage: 15-30°C in a light deprived and humidity controlled environment.
Intended Use: To verify histological techniques and reagent reactivity.

Before using unstained control slides, review the enclosed stained slide(s) to ensure that this tissue source is acceptable for testing needs.



Newcomer Supply Spirochete Treponema, Artificial Control Slides are for the positive immunohistochemical staining of spirochetes, the causative agent of a variety of diseases such as; syphilis, bejel, pinta, yaws and lyme.

Treponema hyodysenteriae purchased from American Type Culture Collection is used to produce the positive control tissue.



    1. Heat dry sections in oven according to your laboratory protocol.
    2. Deparaffinize sections thoroughly in three changes of xylene, 3 minutes each. Hydrate through two changes each of 100% and 95% ethyl alcohols, 10 dips each.  Wash well with distilled water.
        1. See Procedure Note #1.
    3. Proceed with an epitope/antigen retrieval technique approved for use in your laboratory.
    4. Rinse in distilled water; tap off excess water.
    5. Circle sections with Pap Pen Liquid Blocker (Part 6505, 6506 or 6507) to reduce reagent usage and ensure tissue coverage.
    6. Block endogenous peroxidase with freshly made 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Incubate for 5 minutes.
        1. See Procedure Note #2.
    7. Wash slides gently in distilled water. Rinse in two changes of Tris Buffered Saline.
        1. See Procedure Note #3.
    8. Tap off excess buffer; apply Treponema pallidum primary antibody. Incubate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    9. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
    10. Tap off excess buffer; apply Amplifier. Incubate for 10 minutes.
    11. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
    12. Tap off excess buffer; apply HRP Polymer. Incubate for 10 minutes.
    13. Rinse slides in two changes of buffer.
    14. Prepare required quantity of DAB substrate/chromogen.
    15. Tap off excess buffer; apply DAB. Incubate for 5 minutes.
    16. Rinse slides in four changes of distilled water.
    17. Counterstain with Hematoxylin Stain, Gill I (Part 1180); 1-10 dips.
    18. Rinse slides in warm tap water to blue sections.
    19. Dehydrate in two changes each of 95% and 100% ethyl alcohol. Clear in three changes of xylene, 10 dips each; coverslip with compatible mounting medium.



Spirochete positive expression Brown
Negative lung Negative for spirochetes
Nuclei Blue



    1. Do not allow sections to dry out at any point during procedure.
    2. Dilute sufficient Hydrogen Peroxide 30%, Aqueous (Part 1206) with distilled water to a 3% (1/10) solution prior to use.
    3. Dilute sufficient Tris Buffered Saline 0.05M, pH 7.6, 10X (Part 140304) with distilled water to a 1/10 solution prior to use for all buffer rinses in this procedure.
    4. Biocare Treponema pallidum Polyclonal is the primary antibody used along with Cell Marque detection and ancillary reagents.
    5. If using a xylene substitute, follow manufacturer’s recommendation for deparaffinization and clearing steps.



    1. Biocare Treponema pallidum Antibody datasheet.
    2. Modifications developed by Newcomer Supply Laboratory.