Verhoeff kit

Product Description

Six-reagent kit for detecting atrophy of elastic tissue in cases of emphysema, thinning and loss of elastic fibers in arteriosclerosis and other vascular diseases, or whether blood vessels have been invaded by a tumor.

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Introduction

Verhoeff kit is used primarily for staining elastin. However, it may be used for staining muscle fibers, as well as collagen. Elastic fibers consist of elastin polymers and elastic microfibrils that make up a 3D network in an extracellular matrix inside connective tissue (skin, elastic cartilage, vascular walls, lung tissue and in vocal cords). It can be used instead of the Weigert-Van Gieson kit. Visualization of elastic fibers is especially important in cases of emphysema (elastic tissue atrophy), arteriosclerosis (thinning and loss of elastic fibers), and many other cardiovascular diseases.

Technical Data

Trade name: VERHOEFF KIT
Chemical name:
Catalogue number: VER-X**

Available volumes:
for 100 tests
6x100 mL

Storing, stability and expiry date:

Transport information:
Transporting/shipment by road (ADR) - Not classified
Transporting/shipment by sea (IMDG) - Not classified
Transporting/shipment by air (ICAO-TI/IATA-DGR) - Not classified

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