Overview

  • Product name
    Congo Red Stain Kit (Amyloid Stain)
  • Sample type
    Tissue sections
  • Product overview

    The Congo Red Stain Kit / Amyloid Stain Kit is intended for use in the histological visualization of amyloid in tissue sections. Examination under a polarizing microscope results in green birefringence of amyloid.


    Other products for staining tissue sections


    Find more kits and reagents in the special stains guide, or products for antigen retrieval, blocking, signal amplification, visualization, counterstaining, and mounting in the IHC kits and reagents guide.

  • Notes

    Staining Interpretation

    Amyloid Red to Pink
    Erythorcytes Light Orange
    Eosdinophil Granules      Orange to Red
    Nuclei Blue

    Control Tissue 
    Freshly cut sections containing amyloid.
    Cut sections 6-12 microns to show smaller amyloid deposits.

Properties

  • Storage instructions
    Store at room temperature. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 100 tests
    Bluing Reagent 1 x 500ml
    Congo Red Solution 1 x 500ml
    Hematoxylin (Modified Mayer's Solution) 1 x 500ml
  • Research areas
  • Relevance
    Amyloid beta peptide precipitates as amyloid plaques in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The plaque related peptides are 40-43 aminoacid residues in length.

Images

  • ab150663 Congo Red Stain Kit (Amyloid Stain) staining formalin-fixed-paraffin embedded human amyloid.

  • ab150663 (Amyloid Stain) staining amyloid (red, black arrow)) in formalin fixed paraffin embedded human Alzheimer’s brain.

    *Tissue obtained from the Human Research Tissue Bank, supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

Protocols

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