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Histopathological Stains

Histology's hours of operation are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  See the Test and Services Guide for sample requirements, turn around time and cost.  Note:  Turn around time is based on working days.  

Acid orcein giemsa - elastic fibers, mast cell granules, bacteria
Alcian Blue - acidic mucins
Alcian Blue/PAS - acidic, neutral mucin
Alizarin Red S - Calcium
Aluminum stain (Morin) - aluminum
Churukian Schenk - neuroendocrine cells
Collodial iron - acid mucopolysaccharides and sialomucins
Congo Red - amyloid
Duffy's - mast cell and eosinophils
Feulgen stain - DNA
Fites - Mycobacterium  and Nocardia sp.  
Fontana Masson  - melanin, late lipofuscins, argentaffin cells
Formalin Pigment Removal
Giemsa - mast cell granules, bacteria
Gordon and Sweet's - reticulin fibers 
Gram - bacteria
Grimelius' - neuroendocrine cells
Grocott's Methenamine Silver - fungus
Grocott's Methenamine Silver/H&E - fungus
H&E - routine stain
Hall's - bile
Hematoxylin, basic fuchsin, picric acid - stain (HBFP) - ischaemic myocardium
Hematoxylin, phloxone, saffron stain (HPS) - muscle, collagen
Hematoxylin Orcein Phloxine Saffron - muscle, collagen, elastic fibres
Holmes - nerve fibers
Lendrum's phloxine tartrazine - viral inclusion bodies  
Luxol Fast Blue/Cresyl Violet - myelin, nissl substance 
Luxol Fast Blue/H&E - myelin 
Macchiavello's rickettsia
Masson's Trichrome - muscle and collagen fibers
Mercury pigment removal
Melanin Bleach/H&E
Methyl Green Pyronine - Plasma cells
Oil Red O - lipids - Note: please submit wet tissue
Okajima's - hemoglobin
Periodic Acid Methenamine Silver - basement membranes
Periodic Acid Schiff's - neutral mucins, glycogen, fungus
Periodic Acid Schiff's/Diastase - glycogen
Perl's Prussian Blue - hemosiderin
Phosphotungstic Acid Hematoxylin - fibrin, muscle striations
Rhodanine - copper
Safranine O/Fast Green - cartilage
Schmorl's - lipofuscins, melanin
Schorr's - viral inclusion bodies
Sirius Red (Picrosirus) - osteoid
Toluidine Blue - Mast cells
Von Kossa - calcium salts
Warthin Faulkner - spirochetes, bacteria
Weigert Van Gieson's - muscle, collagen, and elastic fibers
Ziehl Neelsen - Mycobacterium sp.