Special Staining Kits
Phosfotungstic Acid Haematoxylin
Used to differentiate between smooth and striated muscular tissue by staining isotropic bands of skeletal muscle myofibrils and to show fibrin.
A highly selective blue nuclear stain, Harris’ haematoxylin, is combined with IW3 polychromic mixture, a subtle cytoplasmic stain which differentiates cyanophil cells from eosinophil.
Method for connective tissue, especially to show muscle fibres, glial fibres, collagen, reticulum, kidney glomerular stroma, erythrocytes and nuclear chromatin
For demonstration of acid mucins which form a stable complex with trivalent iron thanks to the presence of their acid groups in anionic form.
Gomori Fuchsin Paraldehyde
For demonstration elastic fibres, beta cells of pancreas, mast cells granules, mucin, argentaffin granules and acrosomes of spermatozoa.
Method for connective tissue demonstrating gametes, nuclei, neurofibrils, neuroglia, collagen, keratin, intracellular fibrils, and negative image of Golgi apparatus.
Masson Trichrome - Goldner
Method for connective tissue showing gametes, nuclei, neurofibrils, neuroglia, collagen, keratin, intracellular fibrils, and negative image of Golgi apparatus. Suitable for black and white microphotographs.
May Grunwald Giemsa
Recommended method to differentiate cell types and to reveal parasites in tissue sections. Especially useful for lymphopoietic tissue and to demonstrate endothelial reticulum.
Methyl Green Pyronin
To demonstrate simultaneously DNA and RNA in histologic sections. Recommended to show plasma cells and RNA in histologic sections and cytological preparations.
PAS - Morel Maronger
For the demonstration of tissue components characterised by adjacent glycol or aminohydroxylic groupings and connective tissue.
Recommended method to show argyrophilic reticular fibres in connective tissue, especially to differentiate collagen fibres from connective tissue.
To show argyrophilic elements and mucopolysaccharides (basal membranes, mycetes, bacteria etc.) in tissue sections. Recommended method to examine basal membrane in renal biopsy.
Ziehl Neelsen, Fite
To show pathogenic mycobacteria (especially Koch’s bacillus and Hansen’s bacillus) in histologic sections, sputum smears and culture smears.
MGG Quick Stain
For differential staining of formed blood elements. It can also be used to stain other types of air-dried smears such as sediment smears and needle aspirates. The staining can be compared to traditional May Grunwald-Giemsa method.