HPS is similar to H&E, the standard bearer in histology. However, it differentiates between the most common connective tissue (collagen is yellow) and muscle and cytoplasm are both pink, unlike an H&E stain, which stains connective tissue, muscle and cytoplasm all pink.
HPS stained sections are more expensive than H&E stained sections, primarily due to the cost of saffron.
- Saffron. polysciences.com. URL: http://www.polysciences.com/Catalog/Department/Product/98/categoryId__38/productId__2836/. Accessed on: 6 December 2009.
- Histopathology Laboratory - Kingston General Hospital.