HPS is similar to the standard bearer in histology H&E; however, it differentiates between the most common connective tissue (collagen is yellow) and muscle & cytoplasm (are both pink) unlike H&E stain (where connective tissue, muscle and cytoplasm all stain pink).
HPS stained sections are more expensive than H&E stained sections, primary 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.