H&E and Special Staining
Hematoxylin & Eosin staining (H&E) is widely used for routine examination of tissue structure. This staining technique is useful for medical diagnosis and quality control of processed tissue specimens in the histology lab. Special stains such as Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), Alcian Blue, Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS), Gram, Congo Red, and Toluidine Blue (please see our full list here) are also available to detect, visualize and evaluate particular tissue structures, elements or substances.
Our services offer high quality, fast turnaround times, and competitive pricing to help you meet all your histology needs. Highlight specialized structures or cells within your samples with abm’s H&E and Special Staining Services. Simply send us your unstained slides and we can do the rest!
"We are happy about the CD4 and CD8 IHC staining your lab did. The quality of the IHC staining is very good."Fugang Zhu, Idera Pharnacueticals Inc
|Service Name||Description||CAT. NO.||PRICE|
|H&E Staining||Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using Hematoxylin and Eosin. Add-on services are available for tissue processing, embedding and sectioning prior to H&E staining.
Deliverables: Cover-slipped H&E stained slide.
|Special Staining||Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using special dyes. See
here abm offers the following special dyes:for a list of special dyes we offer.
• Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB)
• Alcian Blue
• Congo Red
• Oil Red O
• Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS)
• Toluidine Blue
Deliverables: Cover-slipped special stained slide.
|Add‑On Services*||CAT. NO.||PRICE|
|Cell Pellet Processing and Embedding#||HC009||$8.00/block|
|Serial Sectioning||HC007||Inquire - starting at $6.00/slide|
|Step Sectioning||HC008||Inquire - starting at $6.00/slide|
#Minimum order of 10 tissue samples is required.
Additional InfoSample Submission Guidelines and Shipping Instructions
Please fill out our Histology Service Request Form, and email it to [email protected] to initiate an inquiry. Before shipping, please fill out our Histology Services Sample Submission Formwith your order number and follow the shipping instructions for your samples.
|Specimen type||Shipping instructions|
|Unstained slides||Place slides in microscope slide boxes. Make sure to seal and wrap the box well.|
|Formalin-Fixed wet tissues||Transfer formalin-fixed sample to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.|
|Fixed cell pellet||Transfer the samples to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.|
|FFPE tissue blocks||Ship tissue blocks in a cassette case or bag. During the month of May to August, ship blocks with gel ice pack to prevent the block from melting due to higher temperatures.|