Dyes & Stains

We now offer a complete line of prepared, ready-to-use, high quality staining solutions for all standard staining procedures used by the Biological Staining Commission and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

  • All solutions and concentrations are packaged and prepared in convenient and precise quantities.
  • Premixed ready-to-use; saves you time and effort
  • Consistently uniform results are obtained

For a partial list of all of our stains, please see the Stains Chart and for descriptions of the stains, see chemicals section.

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Giemsa Thick Film Stain

Used in Giemsa Thick Film Stain, Lillie (1965); Barber and Komp (1929. Stain malarial parasites.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26154-01 Description: Giemsa Thick Film Stain Solution Pack: 250 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26154-02 Description: Phosphate Buffer pH 7.0 Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26154-03 Description: Giemsa Stock Solution Pack: 250 mL Price: $44.50 Add to Quote:

Thomas Method for Malarial Parasites

Used in Thomas Method for Malarial Parasites, Thomas (1953).
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26155-01 Description: Phloxine B Solution 0.5% Pack: 500 mL Price: $44.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26155-02 Description: Methylene Blue Azur B Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $37.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26155-03 Description: Acetic Acid 0.2% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $21.00 Add to Quote:

Prussian Blue Stain for Non-Hemoglobin Iron

Particulate Iron and Non-granular cytoplasm of many. References: Clark, G.: Staining Procedures, Williams & Wilkins Co. Baltimore, 3rd Ed., c.1973, p.130. Sunberg,. R.D. and Broman, H., Blood, 10160-6, 1955.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26161-1A Description: Potassium Ferrocyanide 2% Aqueous Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $27.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26161-1B Description: Hydrochloric Acid 1% Pack: 500 mL Price: $30.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26161-02 Description: Wright Giemsa Stain Pack: 500 mL Price: $43.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26161-03 Description: Phosphate Buffer pH 6.5 Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:

Rhodinile Blue Stain

Used in Rhodinile Blue Stain, Stains for hematologic elements.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26162-01 Description: Rhodinile Blue Stain Sol. Pack: 500 mL Price: $81.50 Add to Quote:

Prussian Blue Method for Hemosiderin

Used in Prussian Blue Method for Hemosiderin, Lillie (1965); Highman (1962); Perls (1867).
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26170-01 Description: Potassium Ferrocyanide 2% Aqueous Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $27.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26170-02 Description: Hydrochloric Acid 2% Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26170-03 Description: Safranin O 0.2% Pack: 500 mL Price: $24.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26170-04 Description: Acetic Acid 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $34.00 Add to Quote:

Canaliculi and Lacunae Stain

Used in Canaliculi and Lacunae Stain, Powers, Rasmussen and Clark (1951) for bones and teeth.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26201-01 Description: Cupric Nitrate 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $23.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-02 Description: Protargol Solution 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-03 Description: Copper Shot Pack: 50 g Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-04 Description: Hydroquinone Reducing Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-05 Description: Gold Chloride 1% Aqueous Pack: 250 mL Price: $263.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-06 Description: Oxalic Acid 2% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26201-07 Description: Sodium Thiosulfate 5% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $24.50 Add to Quote:

Modified Alizarin Red S for Fetal Specimens

Used in Modified Alizarin Red S for Fetal Specimens for Minute bones and fetal ossification in mammalian embryos.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26204-01 Description: Alizirin S 0.01% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26204-02 Description: Potassium Hydroxide 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26204-03 Description: Potassium Hydroxide 10% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26204-04 Description: Glycerol Potassium Hydroxide Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:

Alizarin Red S and Toluidine Blue O

Used in Alizarin Red S and Toluidine Blue O for distinction of bone and cartilage in mammalian embryos.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26205-01 Description: Alizarin Red S 0.02% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26205-02 Description: Toluidine Blue O 0.25% Pack: 500 mL Price: $42.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26205-03 Description: Ammonium Alcohol Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26205-05 Description: Potassium Hydroxide 2% Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26205-06 Description: Sulfuric Acid Alcohol Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26205-1A Description: Potassium Hydroxide 4% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:

Alizarin Red S for Calcium Deposits

Used in Alizarin Red S for calcium deposits staining.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26206-01 Description: Alizarin S 2% Solution pH 4.2 Pack: 250 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26206-02 Description: Reagent Alcohol 50% Pack: 500 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26206-03 Description: Acetone Pack: 1 qt Price: $18.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26206-04 Description: Acetone-Xylene Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:

Laqueur's Method for Alcoholic Hyalin

Used in Laqueur's Method for Alcoholic Hyalin for mallory bodies, erythrocytes, bile pigment and proteinaceous, material in liver.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26306-01 Description: Mayers Hematoxylin Pack: 500 mL Price: $54.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26306-02 Description: Acid-Fuchsin Aniline Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26306-03 Description: Light Green 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26306-04 Description: Phosphomolybdic Acid 1% Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26306-05 Description: Alcoholic Picric Acid Pack: 500 mL Price: $38.00 Add to Quote:

McManus' Method (PAS) for Glycogen

Used in McManus' Method (PAS) for Glycogen, McManus (1948).
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26312-01 Description: Coleman'S Feulgen Pack: 500 mL Price: $60.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-02 Description: Light Green Stock Solution 0.2% Pack: 250 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-03 Description: Periodic Acid 0.5% Aqueous, Pack: 500 mL Price: $30.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-04 Description: Acid-Alcohol 1% Pack: 500 mL Price: $25.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-05 Description: Ammonia Water 0.3% Pack: 500 mL Price: $27.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-1A Description: Schiff'S Reagent Pack: 500 mL Price: $60.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-2A Description: Light Green Working Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $39.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26312-2B Description: Harris Hematoxylin Pack: 500 mL Price: $41.50 Add to Quote:

Modification of Mayer's Mucihematein

Used in Modification of Mayer's Mucihematein for staining mucins, especially those derived from epithelial cells of glandular tissue.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26321-01 Description: Mayers Mucihematein, Modified Pack: 500 mL Price: $62.50 Add to Quote:

Alcian Blue Method (pH 2.5)

Used in Alcian Blue Method (pH 2.5) for staining weakly acidic sulfated mucosubstances, hyaluronic acid and, sialomucins.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26323-01 Description: Alcian Blue 1% Pack: 250 mL Price: $54.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26323-02 Description: Nuclear Fast Red, Pack: 250 mL Price: $33.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26323-03 Description: Acetic Acid 3% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:

Aldehyde-Fuchsin Method (pH 1.0)

Used in Aldehyde-Fuchsin Method (pH 1.0) for stain highly acid sulfated mucosubstances.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26328-01 Description: Aldehyde-Fuchsin Solution pH 1.0, Pack: 500 mL Price: $53.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26328-02 Description: Metanil Yellow Solution 0.25% Pack: 500 mL Price: $36.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26328-03 Description: Alcohol Solution, 80% pH 1.0, Pack: 500 mL Price: $33.00 Add to Quote:

Van Gieson's Method for Collagen Fibers

Used in Van Gieson's Method for Collagen Fibers for collagen, muscle and cornified epithelium.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26350-01 Description: Van Gieson'S Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $42.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26350-02 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin A Pack: 500 mL Price: $54.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26350-03 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin B Pack: 500 mL Price: $33.00 Add to Quote:

Puchtler-Sweat Method for Basement Membranes

Used in Puchtler-Sweat Method for Basement Membranes, Puchtler and Sweat (1964).
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26356-01 Description: Resorcin-Fuchsin Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $0.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26356-02 Description: Nuclear Fast Red Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $58.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26356-03 Description: Periodic Acid 0.5% Aqueous, Pack: 500 mL Price: $27.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26356-04 Description: Sodium Bisulfite Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $37.00 Add to Quote:

Lillie Modification of Masson's Trichrome

Used in Lillie Modification of Masson's Trichrome for staining of cells, cytoplasm muscle and collagen of mammalian tissue.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26364-01 Description: Phosphomolybdic/Phosphotungstic Acid Soltn Pack: 500 mL Price: $77.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-02 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin A Pack: 500 mL Price: $53.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-03 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin B Pack: 500 mL Price: $32.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-04 Description: Biebrich Scarlet Solution 1% Pack: 500 mL Price: $30.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-05 Description: Fast Green FCF Solution 2.5% Pack: 500 mL Price: $57.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-06 Description: Acetic Acid 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $22.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-07 Description: Lugol'S Iodine Pack: 500 mL Price: $27.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-08 Description: Sodium Thiosulfate 5% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $25.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26364-7A Description: Gram'S Iodine Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $23.50 Add to Quote:

Masson's Trichrome for Connective Tissue

Used in Masson's Trichrome for Connective Tissue, Sheehan and Hrapchak (1980).
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26367-01 Description: Bouin'S Fixative Pack: 500 mL Price: $30.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-02 Description: Weigerts Iron Hematoxylin A Pack: 500 mL Price: $54.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-03 Description: Weigerts Iron Hematoxylin B Pack: 500 mL Price: $38.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-04 Description: Biebrich Scarlet Solution 1%, Pack: 500 mL Price: $51.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-05 Description: Phosphomolybdic/Phosphotungstic Acid Soltn Pack: 500 mL Price: $77.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-06 Description: Aniline Blue Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $70.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26367-07 Description: Acetic Acid 1% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $21.00 Add to Quote:

Weigert's Resorcin Fuchsin

Used in Weigert's Resorcin Fuchsin for staining elastic fibers in blood vessel walls, nuclei & collagen.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26370-01 Description: Resorcin-Fuchsin Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $61.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26370-02 Description: Van Gieson'S Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $42.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26370-03 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin A Pack: 500 mL Price: $55.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26370-04 Description: Weigert'S Iron Hematoxylin B Pack: 500 mL Price: $37.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26370-05 Description: Acid Alcohol 1% Pack: 500 mL Price: $25.50 Add to Quote:

Verhoeff's Van-Gieson’s (VVG Method)

Used in Verhoeff's Van-Gieson’s (VVG Method) for staining elastic fibers, nuclei, collagen & other tissue elements.
Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Cat #: 26374-01 Description: Alcoholic Hematoxylin 5% Pack: 500 mL Price: $81.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26374-02 Description: Ferric Chloride 10%, Pack: 500 mL Price: $35.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26374-03 Description: Weigert'S Iodine Pack: 500 mL Price: $49.00 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26374-04 Description: Ferric Chloride 2%, Pack: 500 mL Price: $29.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26374-05 Description: Sodium Thiosulfate 5% Aqueous Pack: 500 mL Price: $26.50 Add to Quote:
Cat #: 26374-06 Description: Van Gieson'S Solution Pack: 500 mL Price: $42.50 Add to Quote: