[Histonet] Good Fibrin stain with Movat's?

Galbraith, Joe joseph-galbraith <@t> uiowa.edu
Mon Aug 10 10:24:31 CDT 2009


Amos has a good suggestion.

Below is a link to a Movat procedure from Penn, we discontinued our
clinical Movat procedure due to lack of use (though it is a great
stain).  In the attached link, note the comments about the wash and
differentiation steps.  The Movat is nice in that it allows you to
differentiate elastic, fibrin and collagen.  Check after the alcian blue
to see if the fibrin is already stained blue.  Adjust concentrations and
timing if necessary.  Ensure that the alkaline alcohol is completely
removed.  Good luck.


Joe Galbraith
University of Iowa
joseph-galbraith <@t> uiowa.edu

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   Have you tried a Sirius red (in sturated picric acid) with a
hamatoxylin for the Nucleii? I usually don't bother counterstaining the
nucleii  with this stain, but I suppose it would work. You wouuld
want to do the hematoxylin after the Sirius red since it is an acidic
solution and would bleach out the hematoxylin otherwise. While this
isn't a
Movat's I think it might do the trick for you.


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Greetings to all histonetters- I have a pathologist that wants to show
fibrin in lung. She wants also black nuclei and we tried  a Movat's to
at fibrin. The fibrin in the lung is showing up light blue not red!
Any suggestions on how to show fibrin distinctly, with black nuclei?
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