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G1027-100ML Cartilage Tissue Alcian Blue Stain

Specifiction: 100ml
Product use:Cartilage tissue stain.
Storage and transportation: Store at room temperature, valid for 12 months.
  • G1027-100ML
  • Servicebio

Product Description

Product Description

Alcian blue is a cationic dye, stains acid mucosubstances and acetic mucins specifically. Acid mucosubstances in cytoplasm are stained blue by alcian blue. Alcian blue solution (pH=2.5) can be used for staining cartilage tissue, or combined with periodic acid-schiff staining. 

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Alcian Blue Stain

G1027-100ML 100ml


1 Deparaffinize slides and rehydrate to distilled water

2 Stain in alcian blue solution for 10-15 min, wash in running tap water for 2 min.

3 Dehydrate through 3 changes of absolute alcohol, 5 min each. Clear in 2 changes of xylene, 5 min each. Mount with resinous mounting medium.

4 Microscopy examination and analysis.

Stain Result:

For cartilage tissue, general mucins which contain carbonyl and weak acid mucous matters are stained blue, the strong acidic mucosubstances are pale or non-stain. Nucleus and background are unpigmented. 


If counterstain is necessary, Nuclear Fast Red solution can be used to stain nucleus. Combine with PAS Stain solution (G1008) is also alternative.

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