HT25A Sigma

Elastic Stain Kit

Synonym: Modified Verhoeff Van Gieson Elastic Stain Kit



Related Categories Cell Biology, Hematology and Histology, Histology Special Stains More...
Quality Level   GMP-IVD
shelf life   Expiry date on the label.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Diagnostic Implications

Demonstration of elastic tissue is useful in cases of emphysema (atrophy of elastic tissue), arteriosclerosis (thinning and loss of elastic fibers), and various other vascular diseases.

Price and Availability

Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications

Kit component also available separately


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Van Gieson Solution Acid Fuchsin, for in vitro diagnostic use 250 mL SDS HT254

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Ferric Chloride (kit only) 125 mL SDS    
Hematoxylin, Alcoholic (kit only) 2 x 200 mL SDS    
Weigert's Iodine (kit only) 180 mL SDS    
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Precautionary statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Explosive when dry.
UN 3316 9
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
55.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
13 °C

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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
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What type of ferric chloride is used to prepare the 29% solution included in the Elastic Stain Kit  (HT25A)
Histology textbooks and procedures for Elastic Stain never state whether the anhydrous or hexahydrate forms of ferric chloride are utilized. The HT25A kit is formulated with Ferric Choride hexahydrate. 
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