Histological staining

A wide variety of histological stains are available from routine haematoxylin & eosin staining (general tissue structure) to any other stain required. Furthermore, many stains can be adjusted to tailor their reactivity to the specific needs of an individual project.

Common choices include:

  • Masson’s Trichrome (collagen & muscle)
  • van Gieson (connective tissues)
  • Alcian blue (proteoglycans/mucins)
  • Miller’s elastin (elastic connective fibres)
  • von Kossa (calcium)
  • Alkaline Phosphate (enzyme activity)
  • Safranin O (cartilage, mucins & mast cell granules)