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Fontana-Masson Stain Kit

30 x Faster

Vibrant Argentaffin and Melanin staining in a fraction of the time over standard procedures.

Kit Configuration

Benefits

  • Microwave procedure reduces melanin incubation time from 30 minutes to 1 minute.
  • Argentaffin staining incubation time is decreased from 60 minutes to 2 minutes.
  • Standard and microwave method available.
  • Ammoniacal Silver Solution is ready to use immediately upon preparation, no lengthy wait time.
  • Quality you can trust. Each component is performance tested.

The Fontana Masson Stain Kit is CE approved.

Applications

Fontana-Masson staining is used for the demonstration of argentaffin substances such as melanin, argentaffin granules and some neurosecretory granules.  Staining patterns may be useful in cases of carcinoid tumors and melanoma.

Principle

Argentaffin cells and melanin possess the ability to bind silver from a silver solution and reduce to visible metallic silver without the need for a reducing agent.  The Fontana-Masson Stain Kit can be used for frozen or paraffin embedded sections.

Kit Configuration

  • Silver Nitrate Solution:  50ML
  • Gold Chloride Solution:  125ML
  • Sodium Thiosulfate Solution:  125ML

Intended Use

The Fontana-Masson Stain Kit is intended for use in the histological visualization of Argentaffin cells and Melanin in paraffin or frozen sections. Fontana-Masson Stain reagents are for “In Vitro Diagnostic Use.”

Fontana-Masson staining is used for the demonstration of argentaffin substances such as melanin, argentaffin granules of carcinoid tumors and some neurosecretory granules. Argentaffin cells and melanin possess the ability to bind silver from a silver solution and reduce to visible metallic silver without the need for a reducing agent.

Performance Characteristics

Argentaffin Cells: Brown to Black
Melanin: Brown to Black
Background: Pink to Rose

Materials