Product nameBrilliant Cresyl Blue Solution (0.3%)
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Brilliant Cresyl Blue Solution (0.3%) ab246813 is a supravital hematology stain for counting reticulocytes in peripheral blood smears. The number of reticulocytes in the blood is a simple measure of erythropoietic performance. Reticulocytes are immature erythrocytes that contain nuclear remnants of basophilic ribonucleoproteins which decreases as the reticulocyte matures. When stained, reticulocytes appear to contain dark blue granules or filaments.
Reticulocytes: Blue/Green with Dark Blue Granules.
Leukocytes: Light Blue.
Control Tissue: Blood.
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1. On a clean slide, apply a volume of Brilliant Cresyl Blue (0.3%) and allow to dry. Note: Volume of stain should be 2-6 times the volume of blood applied.
2. On a second clean slide or coverslip, place a drop of blood and bring in contact with dried stain.
3. Carefully move slides (hinge fashion) until all of the stain and blood are completely mixed and appear blue/black in color.
4. Allow slides to rest flat against each other to spread the stained blood into a thin film.
5. Separate slides and allow films to dry.
6. Check microscopically for adequate staining.
7. Clear slide and mount in synthetic resin. Note: If erythrocytes are not a blue/green color and reticulocytes do not exhibit dark blue granules, increase the ratio of stain to blood.
Storage instructionsShipped at Room Temperature. Store at Room Temperature. Store at Room Temperature.
Storage bufferConstituents: 94.7% Ethanol, 5% Isopropanol, 0.3% Brilliant Cresyl Blue
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To our knowledge, customised protocols are not required for this product. Please try the standard protocols listed below and let us know how you get on.
ab246813 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.