Martius Scarlet Blue Stain Kit (MSB)

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This stain kit allows the differentiation of fibrin, collagen and muscle. Early fibrin and red blood cells are also demonstrated with this technique

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Code– 100-200-500-1000
RRSK26 x 50ml6 x 100ml6 x 250ml6 x 500ml


Kit Contains:
Martius Yellow Sat. Alcoholic with 2% Phosphotungstic Acid
Phosphotungstic Acid 1% Solution
Haematoxylin Weigerts (Solution A)
Brilliant Crystal Scarlet
Aniline Blue (1% aqueous)
Haematoxylin Weigerts (Solution B)

General Information:
Procedure Time : 45 minutes (approximate)
Shelf Life: 3 Years (from date of manufacture)
Storage:    15-25° C.

Fibrin:                                                                                  Red (early fibrin may stain yellow and old fibrin blue)
Muscle:                                                                                Pale red
Nuclei:                                                                                  Blue/black
Collagen; basement membranes; reticulin:                  Blue
Elastic fibres:                                                                      Blue
Erythrocytes:                                                                      Yellow



1. Prepare fresh Weigert haematoxylin by mixing equal volumes of solution A & B as required
2. Dewax sections, hydrate through alcohols and rinse in tap water
3. Stain nuclei with Weigerts iron haematoxylin for 10 minutes
4. Wash quickly in water and differentiate in 1% acid alcohol solution (RRSP187 – not supplied), leaving the nuclei slightly overstained
5. Wash well in running tap water and then Blue in water or Scotts tap water
6. Wash well in running water
7. Rinse in 95% alcohol (not supplied)
8. Stain with martius yellow solution for 5 minutes
9. Wash quickly in running tap water
10. Stain with crystal scarlet solution for 5 minutes
11. Wash in running tap water
12. Treat with phosphotungstic acid solution for 10 minutes, check microscopically. Treat for a further 5 minutes if necessary
13. Wash in running tap water
14. Stain with aniline blue solution for 5 minutes
15. Wash in tap water
16. Dehydrate, clear and mount


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