Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) is a non-specific staining that will highlight morphology and nuclei of all cells in tissues. The combination of the two dyes produces different colors on cell components which makes it possible to visualize details of the cell structure and tissue.
This technique is the gold standard use as first test in diagnostic settings. It gives easily and in a very short time some general information about the tissue. It would be possible to see where are the cells and nuclei, how they are arranged among them morphologically. However, two different cells looking alike, could not be differentiated without using other types of staining. Indeed, if biomarker specific information is needed, techniques such as IHC, IF are required.
Main focus: Diagnostics in hospitals
H&E tests using Lunaphore
Sample types: Frozen/FFPE
Staining time: 3min