Maximow's metachromatic stain
|Ethanol, 50%, saturated with thionin.|
|Sodium carbonate, 0.3% w/v aqueous.|
Alcohol fixed tissues are recommended, but 5µ paraffin sections of neutral buffered formalin fixed tissue may be suitable. Other fixatives may be satisfactory.
McManus, J.F.A. and Mowry, R.W., (1960),
Staining methods, histologic and histochemical, pp. 261.
Harper & Row, New York, NY, USA.
Last updated March 2016.