Oil Red O (Lipid Stain) kit is intended for use in the histological visualization of fat cells and neutral fat. This kit may be used ONLY on frozen tissue sections, fresh smears, or touch preps.
If you prefer to use your own Hematoxylin and Propylene Glycol, we recommend our Oil Red O Solution ab223796.
If you prefer to prepare your own Oil Red O solution, we recommend our solid Oil Red O stain ab146295.
Control Tissue: Any frozen section containing fat.
|Components||100 tests||100 tests|
|Hematoxylin (Modified Mayer's Solution)||1 x 125ml||1 x 125ml|
|Oil Red O Solution||1 x 125ml||1 x 125ml|
|Propylene Glycol||1 x 500ml||1 x 500ml|
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab150678 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|IHC-Fr||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
Ab150678 (Oil Red O stain) staining lipid deposits (red) in frozen normal human skin. The dermis is unstained, whereas the hypodermis is stained, demonstrating dye specificity. Hematoxylin (blue) is used as a counterstain.
*Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre
During adipocyte differentiation, cells accumulate lipid. Oil Red O staining kit (ab150678) was used to visualize lipid in 3T3-L1 cells (left) and adipocyte-like cells (right). As expected, lipid accumulates in 3T3-L1 cells after differentiation into adipocyte-like cells.