Overview

  • Product name
    Fontana-Masson Stain Kit (Melanin Stain)
  • Product overview

    The Fontana-Masson Stain is intended for use in the histological visualization of Argentaffin cells and Melanin in paraffin or frozen sections. In addition, the Fontana-Masson stain has been reported to be useful in identifying Capsule-Deficient Cryptococcus Neoformans and typical Cryptococcus Neoformans. 


    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

    Argentaffin Cells         Black
    Melanin Black
    Nuclei Red
    Cytoplasm Light Pink
    Cryptococci Cell Wall Black

    Control Tissue: Any paraffin-embedded tissue that contains Hair Follicles or Skin for Melanin. Small intestine for Argentaffin.

Properties

Images

  • ab150669 Fontana-Masson Stain Kit (Melanin Stain) staining formalin-fixed-paraffin embedded human skin melanoma.

Protocols

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Customer reviews and Q&As

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human skin for melanin

Good Good 4/5 (Ease of Use)
Abreviews
it's so easy to use and result is great!

Miss. Jin Young Park

Verified customer

Submitted Jul 01 2019

Fontana Masson staining for cell line in culture.

Excellent Excellent 5/5 (Ease of Use)
Abreviews
We have tried Fontana-Masson staining for fixed cell lines (4%PFA) that were stimulated with Forskolin. The protocol is extremely easy and relatively fast.
We got very clean and accurate results from first experiment without further adjustments.

Abcam user community

Verified customer

Submitted Sep 08 2016

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