Alcian Blue/PAS Kit

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Catalog No. Packaging Size Price Quantity
25086-1 1 kit


This is a combined method utilizing the properties of both PAS and Alcian blue pH 2.5 methods to demonstrate the full complement of tissue proteoglycans. Alcian Blue pH 2.5 stains the acid mucins blue while PAS stains the neutral mucins pink to red.

Stains up to 200 slides

Kit Contains: 500 ml each:

  • Alcian Blue (1% in 3% Acetic Acid)
  • Schiff's Reagent
  • 0.5% Periodic Acid
  • Harris Hematoxylin
  • Scott's Bluing
  • Results:
    • Acid mucins- blue
    • Neutral mucins and other PAS positive tissue elements- pink to red
    • Acid and neutral mucins mixtures- purple