for Mast Cells
|Alum hematoxylin (Mayer's)|
Paraffin sections of neutral buffered formalin fixed tissue are suitable. Mercuric chloride fixatives are reputed to emphasise metachromasia. Other fixatives may be satisfactory.
Nuclei = blue
Mast cell granules = red
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Lynch's Medical Laboratory Technology., Ed. 3. Vol. II. pp. 980
W. B. Saunders Company, Toronto, Canada.
Putt, F A, (1972).
Manual of Histopathological Staining Methods., pp. 233
John Wiley & Sons, London, UK.
Last updated February 2016.