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Astral Diagnostics offers a broad line of histology and cytology stains and reagents. The products have been designed to meet the needs of the clinical laboratory where distinctive nuclear staining is a requirement.

Traditional stains and reagents are complimented by the presence of the newer and more innovative products such as EasyPap™, a combination cytology counter stain, along with various modifications of eosin based products providing for more accurate morphological examination.

Our family of products features a variety of modified hematoxylins, eosins and Papanicolaou stains that are manufactured to a strict quality assurance protocol assuring the user of consistent product performance.

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Acid Alcohol, 0.5%, Histology Acid Alcohol, 0.5%, Histology

Differentiation solution for removing excess hematoxylin from tissue to accentuate cell structure and clarity.

Acid Alcohol, 1%, Histology Acid Alcohol, 1%, Histology

Differentiation solution for removing excess hematoxylin from tissue to accentuate cell structure and clarity.

Acrylic Mounting Medium Acrylic Mounting Medium

Histo/Cyto Mounting Medium in a toluene matrix using an acrylic resin for coverslipping. 

AQUAbluing Reagent AQUAbluing Reagent

Bluing reagent at pH 8.0 used to provide crisp nuclear detail.

B-5 Substitute B-5 Substitute

Mercury-free fixative used for lymphoid and hematopoietic tissue.

Bluing Reagent Bluing Reagent

Lithium carbonate solution used to provide crisp nuclear detail to cells.

Bouins Fixative Bouins Fixative

Picric acid, formalin and acetic acid fixative.

CLEARviewâ„¢, Histological Clarifier CLEARview™, Histological Clarifier

Differentiation solution for removing excess hematoxylin from tissue to accentuate cell structure and clarity.

Decalcifier, Formic Acid Decalcifier, Formic Acid

Mild decalcifying solution.

Eosin - Phloxine Eosin - Phloxine

Cytoplasmic stain that when used in the hematoxylin and eosin staining procedure provides excellent definition of cell components in shades of red and pink.

Eosin Y, 1% Alcoholic Eosin Y, 1% Alcoholic

Cytoplasmic stain that when used in the hematoxylin and eosin staining procedure provides excellent definition of cell components in shades of red and pink.

Eosin Y, Intensified Eosin Y, Intensified

Cytoplasmic stain that when used in the hematoxylin and eosin staining procedure provides excellent definition of cell components in shades of red and pink.

Ethanol Solution, 100% Ethanol Solution, 100%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent.

Ethanol Solution, 50% Ethanol Solution, 50%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent.

Ethanol Solution, 70% Ethanol Solution, 70%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent.

Ethanol Solution, 80% Ethanol Solution, 80%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent.

Ethanol Solution, 85% Ethanol Solution, 85%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent. 

Ethanol Solution, 95% Ethanol Solution, 95%

Useful as a dehydrating reagent.

Formaldehyde 37% Formaldehyde 37%

Suitable for both electron and light microscopy and easily penetrates large blocks of tissue.

Formalin 10%, Buffered Formalin 10%, Buffered

Most widely used fixative for routine processing of tissue in histology laboratories.

Formalin 10%, Carson-Millonig Formalin 10%, Carson-Millonig

Used as a dual purpose fixative, suitable for electron and light microscopy.

Formalin 20% Buffered Formalin 20% Buffered

General purpose fixative used for routine processing of tissue for light microscopy.

Formalin 20% Non-Buffered Formalin 20% Non-Buffered

General purpose fixative used for routine processing of tissue for light microscopy.

Formalin Concentrate Formalin Concentrate

Concentrate of Formalin fixative which is diluted 4 parts water to 1 part concentrate for a working solution of 10% NBF.

Gomori Trichrome Stain Gomori Trichrome Stain

One Step Stain (Gomori method) used to distinguish between collagen fibers and smooth muscle in tissue sections.

Hematoxylin Harris, Hg Free Hematoxylin Harris, Hg Free

General purpose nuclear stain, regressive type.

Hematoxylin Harris, Hg Free, Acidified Hematoxylin Harris, Hg Free, Acidified

General purpose nuclear stain, progressive type.

Hematoxylin, Gill 1X Hematoxylin, Gill 1X

General purpose nuclear stain, progressive type.

Hematoxylin, Gill 2X Hematoxylin, Gill 2X

General purpose nuclear stain, progressive type.