a stain for cholesterol; a relatively specific but insensitive histochemical test for cholesterol and cholesterol esters in which frozen sections of formalin-fixed tissues are oxidized in iron alum, hydrogen peroxide, or sodium iodate, then treated with sulfuric acid to give a blue-green to red color in a positive reaction; the presence of glycerol inhibits the reaction.
[Werner Schultz, Ger. physician, 1878–1947]Dale reaction.
Schultz,Arthur R.H., German physician, 1890–.
Schultz reaction - Synonym(s): Schultz stain
Schultz stain - a stain for cholesterol. Synonym(s): Schultz reaction