Haematology Staining

We stock a wide range of high quality diagnostic stains and reagents for all pathology disciplines including easy-to-use CE marked kits with full instructions. This catalogue contains a range from our full list. If there is something you require but cannot see, including powdered stains, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Many of our stains and kits are available from stock for next day delivery.

Methanol-free MCDh Staining

MCDh (Micro Chromatic Detection for Haematology) is a panoptic haematology staining method. Methanol-free, it is made of a sequence of four specific reagents used in blood and bone marrow cell differentiation and counting. This new generation of stains is in line with the standardisation trend in diagnostic techniques.

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May-Grünwald Giemsa

Giemsa R is a fast-stain, reacting in 10 minutes. It is used for dry smears and thick blood smears.
Giemsa L is a slow stain, reacting in 20 minutes. It is used for wet smears and tissue sections.
Buffers ensure good quality staining and reproducibility of results. Buffers should be used instead of tap water.

Product Product Code Product Sizes
May Grünwald Solution CB320070 125, 500, 1000, 2500ml
Giemsa R Solution CB320310 20, 125, 500, 1000, 2500ml
Giemsa L Solution CB320300 125, 1000ml
pH 7.0 Buffer Solution CB330370 1000, 5000ml
pH 6.8 Buffer Solution CB330368 1000, 5000ml
pH 7.2 Buffer Solution CB330372 1000, 5000ml
pH 7.0 Buffer Powder CB361600 6 doses for 6 x 1 litre
pH 6.8 Buffer Powder CB363568 6 doses for 6 x 1 litre
pH 7.2 Buffer Powder CB363572 6 doses for 6 x 1 litre

Fast Acting May-Grünwald Giemsa

Quick Staining in only 15 seconds. Ready to use, no dilution, wide necked bottles. Limited oxidation and evaporation risks, no transfer necessary.

Other uses of Kit RAL: 555: Cytology of urines, biological liquids, cytopunctures and CRL, cytology of fixed and paraffined tissue sections, tissue protozoa, fungi contributing to deep mycosis, veterinary parasitology, etc.

Product Product Code Product Sizes
Kit RAL 555 CB361550 1 kit (3 x 100ml) tests 100-200 slides
Kit Reagents
FIX-RAL 555 CB362870 100, 1000, 2500ml
EOSIN-RAL 555 CB320300 100, 1000, 2500ml
BLUE-RAL 555 CB330370 100, 1000, 2500ml

Wright Staining

Product Product Code Product Sizes
Wright Solution CB320400 20, 125, 1000, 2500ml

Perls Staining for Haemosiderin

In an acid environment, ferric ions react with potassium ferrocyanide leading to a precipitate called Ferric Ferrocyanide (Prussian Blue). It shows the presence of the pathological pigment Haemosiderin.

Product Product Code Product Sizes
Kit HemaPerls CB361850 1 kit (50 slides)
Kit Components
Mayer Heamatoxylin
1 x 100ml
Acid Buffer and Potassium Ferrocyanide
10 x 5ml

Myeloperoxidase with Alphanaphtol-Pyronin

Perioxidase granulations form an insoluble bright red compound with pyronin in presence of Alphanaphtol and Hydrogen Peroxide. The nuclei of leukocytes stain blue with Mayer Haematoxylin. This kit is benzidine free.

Product Product Code Product Sizes
Kit Myeloperoxidase CB361610 1 kit (30 slides)
Kit Components
Alphanaphtol Solution
1 x 30ml
Formalin/Ethanol Solution
1 x 125ml
Mayer Haematoxylin
1 x 125ml
Pyronin, 0.2% in aqueous solution
1 x 125ml
Hydrogen Peroxide
1 x 10ml

Detection of Glucids & Reticulocyte Counting

Product Product Code Product Sizes
Mayer Haemalum CB320550 1000, 2500ml
Schiff Reagent CB3200680 250, 500, 1000ml
Brilliant Cresyl Blue Solution CB310750 125ml