Brilliant cresyl blue solution

for the staining of reticulocytes for microscopy

storage conditions

Store at +15°C to +25°C.

Quality Level




for in vitro diagnostic use


hematology: suitable
histology: suitable


3.7 (20 °C in H2O)


1.01 g/cm3 at 20 °C

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General description

The Brilliant cresyl blue solution is used in hematology as reagent for the staining of blood for the subsequent manual counting of blood cells. The regenerative capacity of erythrocytes can be monitored with the ratio of reticulocytes. In addition, the determination of the Substantia granulo-filamentosa (ribonucleoproteins) is possible with fresh, unfixed young erythrocytes (in a supra-vitral staining). The Brilliant cresyl blue solution is an IVD & CE product and 100 ml of the solution are capable of staining up to 5000 slides.

Analysis Note

Application test (Reticulocyte staining): passes test
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