Weigert-Van Gieson kit is used for staining elastin, connective tissue and collagen. Elastic fibres consist of elastin polymers and elastic microfibrils that make up a 3D network in an extracellular matrix inside connective tissue (skin, elastic cartilage, vascular walls, lung tissue and in vocal cords). Unlike standard histology stains, Weigert van Gieson reagent (known as a resorcin-fuchsin dye) displays selective differentiation of tissue samples, even in the early phase of the disease.
Weigert-Van Gieson kit
Six-reagent kit for staining elastic fibres with a prolonged incubation period. Used for differentiation between elastic tissue, collagen and other types of connective tissue.
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
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.
Papanicolaou Rapid Staining Kit, for 100 Tests
Ready-to-use eight-reagent kit (in 18 containers that can be used as staining jars) for rapid progressive gynecology and non-gynecology cytological samples. Contains xylene substitute as clearing agent and xylene substitute-based medium for permanent covering of samples.
PAP-100T for 100 tests
Martius Scarlet Blue (MSB) kit, 6x100ml+1x250ml
Seven-reagent kit used for fibrin visualisation, especially of older clusters. This method is a modification of Masson Trichrome and is ideal for studying connective tissue and vascular pathology.
BioGram 4 kit
Four-reagent kit for identification of bacteria according to Gram. Kit contains Gram Crystal Violet 1% solution, stabilized Gram Lugol solution, double amount of Gram Decolorizer solution 2 and Gram Safranin solution as counterstain.
5×100 ml bottles
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.
TB-Stain Histo kit
Three-reagent kit for staining acid-fast bacteria (pathogenic mycobacteria) in histology sections, sputum, smears and culture smears according to Ziehl-Neelsen. Heating of the carbol-fuchsin solution is avoided in this protocol hence omitting the release of hazardous phenolic vapours.