Special Stains

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Special stains:

       While the H&E stain is the general stain in histology that allows the pathologist to visualize most of the diseases or physiological conditions, special stains are used to differentiate some specific components that cannot be distinguished by H&E stain. Listed below are the more routinely performed special stains we offered at APS. If your special stains are not listed, we can also order any special staining kit and perform the stains for you.

Special Staining (not including unstained slides preparation)

Status of Sumitted sample Request description Urgency Catalog Price ($)
Unstained slides (See above for the cost of preparation of unstained slides) Non-silver dys stains (Fe, trichrome, PAS, elastic, mast cell, or congo red). Slides more than 2. Include a positive control slide for each request 7 days S030101-E 15.00
3 days S030101-U 20.00
Non-silver dys stains (Fe, trichrome, PAS, elastic, mast cell, or congo red). One or 2 slides. Include a positive control slide for each request 7 days S030102-E 30.00
3 days S030102-U 38.00
Silver stains (GMS, reticulin, Bielschowsky, LFB+HE, etc.) . Slides more than 2. A positive control slide is included for each request 7 days S030201-E 18.00
3 days S030201-U 21.00
Silver stains (GMS, reticulin, Bielschowsky, LFB+HE, etc.) . One or 2 slides. A positive control slide is included for each request 7 days S030202-E 45.00
3 days S030202-U 50.00