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Congo Red Stain Kit, Artisan™
The Congo Red stain is used to detect amyloid, an abnormal protein product that can be found in various pathologic conditions. This stain is based on Benhold's and demonstrates amyloid in pink to dark salmon with light microscopy or the characteristic 'apple-green birefringence' with polarized light. Mayer's hematoxylin is used as a counterstain.The preferred method for visualization of amyloid is under polarized light.
Disclaimer: Due to variances among color computer monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be the exact colors of the stain. The image you see should be considered close renditions to the actual stain.