The Colloidal Iron kit is used for visualisation of carboxylated and sulphated groups of acid mucins and proteoglycans. This method is based on the principle of binding positively charged ferric ions (Fe3+) to negatively charged endings of acid mucopolysaccharides and proteoglycans. Excessive reagents are rinsed while the bound ferric ions get visualised using the Prussian Blue reaction. In this reaction potassium ferrocyanide causes light blue precipitations of iron ferrocyanide to appear. Finally, the sections are exposed to Van Gieson stain that selectively stains different tissue structures and in turn creates clear and visually rich contrast. The method can be combined with the PAS method; that way glycogen and neutral mucopolysaccharides would get differentially stained characteristically magenta.
Colloidal Iron kit
Six-reagent kit used for visualisation of carboxylated and sulphated groups of acid mucopolysaccharides and proteoglycans. This method can be combined with the PAS method; that way glycogen and neutral mucopolysaccharides would get differentially stained characteristically magenta.
BioGram ECO kit
Four-reagent phenol-free kit for the identification of bacteria according to Gram. Kit contains Gram Crystal violet, phenol free reagent, Gram Sodium hydrogencarbon, solution, stabilized Gram Lugol solution, double amount of Gram Decolorizer solution 2 and Gram Safranin solution as counterstain.
2×50 mL+4×100 mL bottles
TB-Stain Fluorescent Kit
Three-reagent kit for fluorescence-microscopic detection of acid-fast bacteria. Contains TB Auramine-Rhodamine reagent, double amount of TB Decolorizer Fluorescent and TB Permanganate reagent as counterstain.
4 x 100ml bottles.
Alcian Yellow Toluidine Blue kit
Six-reagent kit for staining Helicobacter pylori in gastric tissue sections. This method is one of the most popular non-silver methods for staining of H. pylori, where bacteria are stained blue in contrast to yellow mucins.
P.A.S. Diastase Kit
BioGnost’s P.A.S. Diastase kit is most commonly used for identifying glycogen in liver. Periodic acid enables the molecules containing glycol groups to create aldehydes affected by Schiff’s reagent staining them violet (magenta). Specific stains are created by applying the PAS method on unsubsti-tuted polysaccharides, mucoproteins and glycoproteins, glycolipids and phospholipids. Alpha-amylase enzyme (also known as diastasis) is used for differentiation between glycogen and other PAS-positive structures by dissolving 1→4 glycosidic bonds, causing the glycogen to remain unstained after the PAS reaction. BioGnost’s P.A.S. Diastase kit uses thermostable enzyme which does not require heating to +37°C to be active, but incubat-ing the section at +37°C is preferred in order to achieve better glycogen breakdown. The same tissue section is used as negative control for this reaction, but the sample is not treated using alpha-amylase.
For 100 tests.
Warthin Starry kit
Five-reagent kit for staining Spirochaeta, Helicobacter pylori, Microsporidia and Legionella pneumophila. The kit contains 12 jars with gelatine that enables both incubation and staining of sections, as well as other reagents that enable precipitation of silver on the bacterial surface. The bacteria are found in the mucus of the surface epithelium, in the apical gastric glands and in the gastric mucosa.