[Histonet] Toluidine blue and H&E

Mickie Johnson mickie25 <@t> netzero.net
Wed Jun 4 09:12:04 CDT 2008

Hi Everyone,

Toluidine Blue is preferred by some Mohs surgeons (if they were trained with
T. Blue) for staining frozen sections of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) because
the collagen surrounding BCC is metachromatic. These same Mohs surgeons
prefer H&E for Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Mohs surgeons trained on only
H&E prefer H&E for everything. This explanation may not be relevant to this
particular thread, but I thought it might be of interest.

Best Regards,
Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
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Web: www.mohshistogyconsulting.com & www.mohslabstaffing.com 
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Martin, Erin
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:37 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Toluidine blue and H&E

Bob Richmond asks: "I hope somebody does try this and report back to us

I'll let you know how it goes - the pathologist is not working on gastric
biopsies but rather prefers toluidine blue to H&E for certain derm cases.
We're trying to give him both.  :)

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