Alcian Blue/PAS/Hematoxylin Stain Kit is intended to identify acidic and neutral mucins in tissue sections on the Artisan Link and Artisan Link Pro Staining Systems. This procedure separates the acidic and neutral mucins by color and can be used to distinguish mucins in tissue sections. Alcian Blue pH 2.5 stains the acid mucin blue while the Schiff's reagent stains the neutral mucins pink to red. Mixtures of the two mucins will appear purple due to the positive reactions with both Alcian Blue and Schiff's reagent. A hematoxylin counterstain is then applied to impart a blue/black color to the nuclei.
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