With so many Special Stains and Antibodies requested todayit can become confusing when choosing the appropriate control slide for your particular need. Have you ever purchased a control slide only to have your pathologist suggest that it is the wrong tissue type? Or, have you noticed after staining that the type did not match the recommendation on your Antibody Data Sheet? This is why you should choose American MasterTech for all of our control tissue needs! Our Control Slides are organized in a way that makes choosing the right control fast and easy!
American MasterTech uses the same categorization methods for control tissue that have become the standard of reference for special stains, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), and In-Situ Hybridization in the pathology community. For example, under our system, controls are not referred to by a stain procedure, or antibody. Instead all the controls are referred to by tissue-type or pathology. To make the selection process as easy as possible, we have six categories: Bacteria/Parasite, Cancer/Tumors, Fungi, Normal Tissue, Specific Pathologies, and Viruses. For instance, if you are looking for a control for the IHC Calcitonin antibody, refer to the selection guide, and the control recommendation will most likely be "Normal Thyroid." It is that simple.