Carbohydrate Stains


  • Shelf Life for 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.


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Stain Kit

Acid Epithelial Mucin   (Sialomucin, Sulfomucin)

Neutral Epithelial Mucins

Stromal (Mesenchymal) Mucin  (Hyaluronic Acid)



Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) Kit #9162 Magenta Magenta Negative Magenta Stains Basement membrane & fungal elements
Colloidal Iron, Müller-Mowry Kit #9110 Blue Negative Blue Negative Stains Cryptococcus
Mucin, Mayer Mucicarmine Kit #9151 Rose Negative Negative Negative Stains Cryptococcus
Alcian Blue, 1%, pH 2.5 Kit #9102 Blue Negative Blue Negative  
Alcian Blue/PAS Kit #91022 Violet Magenta Blue Magenta  














Table simplifed for clarity.


  1. Carson, Freida L., and Christa Hladik. Histotechnology: A Self-Instructional Text. 3rd ed. Chicago, Ill.: American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 2009.

  2. Rekhtman, Natasha, and Justin Bishop. Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists. Berlin: Springer, 2011.69.

H = Hazardous
periodic acid schiff pas stain kit

Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) Stain Kit

Stains glycoproteins and aids in the differential diagnosis of tumors through the detection of acid/neutral epithelial mucins and/or glycogen.   Digestion steps can be employed for further identification of mucosubstances.  Also useful for staining basement membranes and fungal cell walls.

Part # 9162A250 ml kit $201.10H
Part # 9162B500 ml kit $278.60H