To Remove Mercury Pigment
|Mix the dry iodine and potassium iodide.|
|Add 5 millilitres of water and swirl until dissolved.|
|Add the rest of the water.|
Use on sections fixed with a solution containing mercuric chloride.
Mercury pigment is removed.
Drury, R.A.B. and Wallington, E.A., (1980)
Carleton's histological technique Ed. 5
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Almost every reference text will include details of the iodine-thiosulphate sequence.
Last updated May 2005.