ImmPACT® AMEC Red Substrate Kit, Peroxidase (HRP)

SKU Unit Size Price Qty
SK-4285 1 kit
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ImmPACT AMEC Red HRP Substrate utilizes Vector Laboratories ImmPACT technology to generate a crisper, brighter red reaction product that is 5 -10 times more sensitive than conventional AEC substrates and can be used as a single label or as a second color for multiple antigen labeling.


  • Optimized for IHC/ICC/ISH and blots
  • Aqueous mounting
  • Working solutions stable for up to 14 days at 4 °C
  • Supplied as 120 ml of diluent and concentrated stock solutions in dropper bottles


More Information
Unit Size 1 kit
Applications Immunohistochemistry / Immunocytochemistry, In situ hybridization, Blotting Applications, Elispot
Detection Enzyme(s) Peroxidase
Substrate Reaction Product Precipitating Reaction Product
Chromogen Color Red
Microscopy Brightfield, Spectral Imaging
Additional Substrate Properties Contrast with Tissue Pigments, Multiple Labeling
Mounting Aqueous (Hardening), Aqueous (Non-Hardening)
Safety Title WARNING: Cancer -

Kit Components

Kit Contents:

  • 120 ml ImmPACT AMEC Red Diluent
  • 3 ml ImmPACT AMEC Red Reagent 1
  • 3 ml ImmPACT AMEC Red Reagent 2


Product FAQs

I see that Vector Laboratories offers three different AEC substrate kits. What is the difference between them, and which should I choose for my tissue staining application?

We have offered conventional AEC peroxidase substrate, Cat. No. SK-4200, for many years. While this is our most economical kit format generating 300 ml of working solution, it is also the least sensitive of the three kits. Use of SK-4200 would be for the detection of abundantly expressed antigens and where assay costs are a main consideration. ImmPACT® AEC, Cat. No. SK-4205, was subsequently introduced and offers several advantages over the conventional SK-4200. In particular, SK-4205 is about 3-5 times greater in sensitivity over SK-4200, and the working solution is stable for two weeks when stored at 4°C. ImmPACT® AMEC Red, Cat. No. SK-4285, is our most sensitive AEC substrate that generates a crisper, brighter red reaction product, and is 5-10 times more sensitive when compared with conventional AEC substrates such as SK-4200. Like ImmPACT® AEC, the ImmPACT® AMEC Red working solution can be stored for two weeks in the fridge without loss of staining performance. We have also determined that where archiving of stained sections is important, ImmPACT® AMEC Red remains localized and undiminished in intensity for at least 2 years when coverslipped with VectaMount® AQ Mounting Medium.


Technical Information

ImmPACT AMEC Red chromogen can be used for both manual and automated staining methods. Stained slides must be aqueously mounted because the reaction product is soluble in organic solvents. Precipitated ImmPACT AMEC Red is stable for at least 2 years when mounted in VectaMount® AQ (H-5501).

ImmPACT AMEC Red consists of 120 ml of diluent and concentrated stock solutions of ImmPACT reagents in convenient dropper bottles. This substrate formulation can be used on nylon or PVDF membranes but is not recommended for use on nitrocellulose membranes. 





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