Schiff’s reagent for microscopy


Catalogue Number109033
DescriptionSchiff’s reagent
OverviewSchiff‘s reagent -for microscopy for the periodic acid Schiff, or PAS reaction, is a ready-to-use solution used for the detection of mucopolysaccharides, glycogen, muco- and glycoproteins, glyco-, phospholipids, basal membranes and collagen. The PAS (periodic acid Schiff) reaction is one of the most frequently used chemical methods for the detection of aldehyde and mucosubstances in histology. In the PAS reaction, the histological specimen material is first treated with periodic acid, resulting in the oxidation of the 1,2-glycols into aldehyde groups. The addition of Schiff’s reagent (fuchsin-sulfuric acid) in the second step causes the aldehydes to react to form a brilliant red color. In the end result, the PAS reaction yields a specific color reaction with unsubstituted polysaccharides, neutral mucopolysaccharides, muco- and glycoproteins, and glyco- and phospholipids. The PAS reaction can be further combined with the Alcian blue staining method to detect mucosubstances (glycosaminoglycans). 500 ml are sufficient for approx. 2500 – 3000 stainings. It is registered as IVD and CE certified product and can be used for clinical diagnostics. For more details, please see instructions for use (IFU). The IFU can be downloaded from this webpage.

Product Information

HS Code3212 90 00
Quality LevelMQ400

Safety Information

Hazard Pictogram(s)Hazard Pictogram(s)
Hazard Statement(s)H290: May be corrosive to metals.
Precautionary Statement(s)P234: Keep only in original packaging.
P390: Absorb spillage to prevent material damage.
Signal WordWarning
Storage class8B Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials
WGKWGK 1 slightly hazardous to water
Aqueous solutions: Container D.