Lendrum's' Methyl Violet
|· Methyl violet||1% aqueous||(or Hoffman's violet)|
|· Formalin||70% aqueous||(7 parts strong formalin , 3 parts water)|
|· Corn syrup|
5µ paraffin sections of neutral buffered formalin fixed tissue are suitable. Other fixatives are likely to be satisfactory. Cryostat sections usually show brighter metachromasia. Unmounted frozen sections may also be floated in each solution and mounted on a slide just before coverslipping.
Culling C F A, Allison R T, Barr W T, (1985), p. 466.
Cellular pathology technique. Ed. 4.,
Butterworths, London, England.
Last updated May 2005.