MasterTech Special Stain Kits
- Illuminate Progres Stain Kit PB/GalItem # : KTILLPROPBGALVibrant, Crisp, & Consistent H&E Stains for High Volume Operations
For those that prefer progressive stains, The Illumniate Progres Stain Kit uses a specially developed hematoxylin that does not require differentiation. The results are a faster stain with less complication that provides a blue to purple nucleus against a pink to red background of cell cytoplasm, collagen, and muscle. Best of all, staining intensity can be controlled easily by small time adjustments in the protocol!
- Illuminate Regres Stain Kit Phx/GalItem # : KTILLREGPBGALVibrant, Crisp, & Consistent H&E Stains for High Volume Operations
Our flagship stain kit for autostainers. This amazing regressive stain uses a robust hematoxylin combined with a highly advanced differentiating solution to produce a vibrant, crisp, blue to purple nucleus against an ultra clean, tri-colored pink to red background of cell cytoplasm, collagen, and muscle. Best of all, staining intensity can be controlled easily by small time adjustments in the protocol!
- IRON GALLON STAIN KIT /EaItem # : KTIROGALStains ferric iron in under 30 minutes.
This kit is suitable in lieu of and comparable to the Perl’s Technique and Gomori’s Iron Reaction for staining ferric iron. The MasterTech Iron Stain is less hazardous than these procedures and provides more precise results by using lower strength Hydrochloric Acid and Potassium Ferrocyanide. A Working Prussian Blue Solution serves as the primary stain, producing blue ferric iron against a pink to red background with red nuclei, counterstained by Nuclear Fast Red. There is no filtration required when using MasterTech Nuclear Fast Red.
- Illuminate Harris Phlox. Gal Kit/EaItem # : KTILLHARPBGALVibrant, Crisp, & Consistent H&E Stains for High Volume Operations
This stain uses Harris hematoxylin combined with a highly advanced differentiating solution to produce a vibrant, crisp, blue to purple nucleus against an ultra clean, tri-colored pink to red background of cell cytoplasm, collagen, and muscle. Best of all, staining intensity can be controlled easily by small time adjustments in the protocol!
- MICROWAVE COPPER PINT STAIN KIT/EaItem # : KTMCOPTStains for copper in just 10 minutes.
This kit includes a 10 minute microwave procedure and the traditional 18 hour procedure. Rhodanine Stock Solution serves as the primary stain, producing light brown to red cytoplasmic copper granules with blue nuclei counterstained by Hematoxylin.
- ALCIAN BLUE 1.0pH STAIN KIT /EaItem # : KTABP1Stains strongly sulfated mucins (mucosubstances) blue in 40 minutes.
This kit contains a specially formulated Nuclear Fast Red that reduces flocculation, not found in similar stain kits on the market. This greatly reduces staining artifacts and debris. Alcian Blue serves as the primary stain, producing vibrant blue stained mucins with the pink to red nuclei counterstained by Nuclear Fast Red. There is no filtration required when using MasterTech Nuclear Fast Red.
- ONESTEP TRICHROME BLU/RED LT KT/EaItem # : KTTRBLTStains for collagen and muscle in one hour and 15 minutes.
The MasterTech One-Step Trichrome Kit makes staining for collagen or muscle, fast and easy. Unlike traditional one-step procedures, Modified Mayer's Hematoxylin is used instead of Weigerts Hematoxylin, eliminating the need for unnecessary steps, while making this kit ready-to-use. One Step Trichrome serves as the primary stain, producing pink to red cytoplasm, intercellular fiber, keratin, and muscle, blue or green collagen, and mucus, depending on the Trichrome color chosen, and blue nuclei stained by Mayer’s Hematoxylin.
- Chicago Sky Blue Stain Kit/Ea.Item # : KTCSBStains for dermatomycoses, such as pityriasis versicolor and dermatophytosis, in as little as 30 minutes.
Dermatomycoses, also known as superficial mycoses, are fungal infections that are found in the outermost layers of the skin and hair. The most common technique in diagnosing dermatomycoses uses a potassium hydroxide (KOH) wet mount procedure. This technique is quick, provides no color, and requires trained professionals to interpret the results.
In the MasterTech Chicago Sky Blue Stain Kit, the Chicago Sky-Blue Stain (CSB Stain) highlights the fungal elements blue against a colorless to pink background stained by the potassium hydroxide (KOH). This provides a strong color contrast that results in a quick, easy, and reliable way to diagnose dermatomycoses. Just scrape suspected skin cells onto a microscope slide, use one drop each of the Chicago Sky-Blue Stain and the potassium hydroxide (KOH), coverslip, and in as little as thirty minutes, the slide is ready to be viewed under the microscope!
- MASSON'S 2000 TRICHROME PT KIT/EaItem # : KTMTR2PTStains for collagen and muscle in less than 30 minutes.
Trichrome stains are commonly used to identify increases in collagenous tissue to assist in the diagnosis of diseases such as liver cirrhosis. This kit includes a 40 minute microwave procedure and the traditional two hour procedure. The Masson’s 2000 Stain Kit is a low hazard alternative to the traditional Masson’s Trichrome Stain Kit which uses Bouin’s Fluid. Instead, a specially formulated Bouin's 2000™ is used, that is free of both formaldehyde and picric acid. Biebrich Scarlet/Acid Fuchsin and Aniline Blue serve as the primary stains, producing red cytoplasm, intercellular fiber, keratin, and muscle, blue collagen and mucus with purple to black nuclei, counterstained by Weigert’s Hematoxylin.
- RUSSELL-MOVAT PENTACHROME KIT /EaItem # : KTRMPStains all connective tissue elements, mucins, and nuclei in just over one hour.
This stain has three primary stains, Verhoeff’s Elastic Stain, Alcian Blue, and Crocein Scarlet which produce purple to black elastic fibers and nuclei, blue to green mucins, red muscle, and red fibrinoid against a yellow background with collagen, yellow collagen counterstained by Alcoholic Saffron Solution.