Enhanced DAB Substrate Kit (1000 Tests)


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This enhanced DAB substrate kit gives a dark brown or black stain color. It is a enhanced sensitive colorimetric substrate used with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunoblotting applications. This DAB product has improved stability, ease of formulation, and greater sensitivity then routine DAB products. It is very good for weak signal IHC assay.

Kit Contents

  •   VB-6003E-1 DAB Stock Solution (40×) ———–3 ml
  •   VB-6003E-2 DAB Enhancer Buffer————–120 ml

Storage Condition

Store at 2-8oC.


Immunohistochemistry: Tested

Recommended Assay Procedure for Immunohistochemistry

  1. Before DAB staining, add  25 μl of DAB stock solution with 1 ml of DAB enhancer buffer. The mixed DAB substrate solution can be stored for up to 6 hours. Storing the reagent for longer periods of time will cause precipitate formation.
  2. Apply the mixed DAB substrate reagent to the tissue section after it has been incubated with the appropriate horseradish peroxidase (HRP) conjugated reagents.
  3. Approximately 100-200 μl (2-4drops) of the mixed DAB substrate reagent should be sufficient to cover the entire tissue section.
  4. Incubate the section with the mixed DAB reagent for 2-10 minutes or until the desired color intensity is obtained.
  5. Wash the slides in dH2O
  6. Counterstain 

Warning:  DAB is a possible carcinogen. Please take necessary precautions.

Note: This product is intended for research purposes only. This product is not intended to be used for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes in humans or animals. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not ingest. Wear gloves.

User Manual (PDF)

VB-6003E user manual