Alcian Blue Stain Kit (pH1.0)

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This stain kit is used for the staining of sulfomucins and sulphate containing proteoglycans. Tissues that exhibit this staining include cartilage, goblet cell mucins of the large intestine and mucins of the bronchial serous glands.

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Code– 100-200-500-1000
RRSK3002 x 50ml2 x 100ml2 x 250ml2 x 500ml


Kit Contains:
Alcian Blue 8GX 1% in 0.1N HCL Haemalum Mayer
Haemalum Mayer

General Information:
Procedure Time : 40 minutes (approximate)
Shelf Life: 3 Years (from date of manufacture)
Storage: 15-25° C

Carboxylated Sialomucins, Hyaluronic Acid:  No staining
Sulphated Mucins, Proteoglycans:                    Blue


  1. Dewax sections, hydrate through alcohols and rinse in tap water
  2. Stain in the alcian blue 8GX 1% in 1N HCL for 30 minutes
  3. Wash well in distilled water
  4. Stain nuclei LIGHTLY with haemalum Mayer for 30 seconds – 1 minute
  5. Differentiate quickly and blue in running water or Scotts tap water substitute

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