Histochemical Stains

Histochemical stains are important methods that are applied for the visualization of tissue and cell structures. As we know, living or fixed cells have very little inherent color and only very small differences in the refractive indices of their component parts. By staining tissue sections, it allows scientists and pathologists to observe, under a microscope, tissue morphology (structure) or to look for the presence or prevalence of particular cell types, structures or even micro-organisms.

Histochemical Stains include routine H&E stain and special stains.  Routine staining refers primarily to the hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain. Special staining refers to non-H&E staining. It covers a wide variety of methods and techniques used to visualize particular tissue structures, elements, or even micro-organisms not identified by H&E staining.

VitroVivo provides more than 20 commonly-used histochemical stain kits for routine and special staining applications. For details, please click on each product kit below.

Guidance on Choice of VitroView Histochemical Stain Kits

Product Name SKU#  Visualization For
Hematoxylin and Eosin Stain Kit  VB-3000 General morphology of tissues and cells

Mammary Gland Whole Mount Stain Kit

VB-3001 Structure of the whole mouse mammary glands
Alcian Blue Hematoxylin-Orange G Stain Kit VB-3002 Cartilage, mature bone and immature bones

Alcian Blue Stain Kit

VB-3003 Tissue mucosubstances
PAS Stain Kit VB-3004 Glycogen, mucin and fungi

Alcian Blue – PAS Stain Kit

VB-3005 Both acidic and neutral mucins as well as mixtures of acidic and neutral mucins

Luxol Fast Blue Stain Kit

VB-3006 Basic neuronal structure in brain or spinal cord tissues
Oil Red O Stain Kit VB-3007 Lipid and fat staining on frozen sections
 Alizarin Red Stain Kit VB-3008 Calcium on tissue sections
Prussian Blue Stain Kit VB-3009 Ferric iron in tissue sections
Nissl Stain Kit VB-3010 Nissl body in the cytoplasm of neurons

Congo Red Amyloid Stain Kit

VB-3011 Amyloid deposits

Sudan Black B Lipid Stain Kit

VB-3012 Lipid and fat staining on frozen sections
Toluidine Blue Stain Kit VB-3013 Mast cells

Modified Gomori’s Trichrome Stain Kit

VB-3014 Connective fibers

Bielschowsky’s Silver Stain Kit

VB-3015 Nerve fibers, neurites and neurofibrillary tangles

Masson’s Trichrome Stain Kit

VB-3016 Collagen and muscle

Picro-Sirius Red Stain Kit

VB-3017 Collagen fibers

Reticulum Stain Kit

VB-3018 Reticular fibers

Verhoeff Van Gieson Elastin Stain Kit

VB-3019 Elastic fibers

Fontana-Masson Stain Kit

VB-3020 Argentaffin granules and melanin

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