Product nameTrypan Blue Staining Solution
Sample typeAdherent cells, Suspension cells
Trypan Blue Staining Solution (ab233465) is a vital stain that colors dead tissues or cells blue. Since cells are very selective, in a viable cell, the trypan blue will not pass through the membrane; however, it traverses the membrane in a dead cell. Hence, dead cells are shown as a distinctive blue color under a microscope. The method cannot distinguish between necrotic and apoptotic cells.
Trypan blue is commonly used in microscopy (for cell counting) and in laboratory mice for assessment of tissue viability.
Storage instructionsStore at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
Components 10 ml Trypan Blue, sodium salt 1 x 10ml
ab233465 has been referenced in 1 publication.
- Li F et al. Taurolidine promotes cell apoptosis by enhancing GRIM-19 expression in liver cancer. Oncol Rep 40:3743-3751 (2018). PubMed: 30272302