[Histonet] Sevier-Munger question for special stain experts

Andrea Grantham algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu
Wed Jun 24 11:36:36 CDT 2009

Good morning!

If there is anyone out there who does silver stains in large batches I  
need your input.

I haven't done a Sevier-Munger stain in probably 20 years and when I  
did this kind of stain I usually had 2-3 slides to stain. So now I  
have a request to do this stain and I have multiple racks of slides.
What is the best way to handle the ammoniacal silver step - each slide  
individually or plunk a whole rack of slides into a staining dish? And  
if I do the latter, can I multiply the amounts by 5 to make 250 ml. of  
the ammoniacal silver solution which is the amount needed to fill the  
staining dish?



Andrea Grantham, HT (ASCP)
Senior Research Specialist
University of Arizona
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Histology Service Laboratory
P.O.Box 245044
Tucson, AZ 85724

algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu
Tel: 520.626.4415     Fax: 520.626.2097

More information about the Histonet mailing list