[Histonet] Re: Parathyroid stain

Robert Richmond rsrichmond <@t> gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 12:58:45 CST 2010

Dorothy Webb asks:

>>Does anyone use toluidine blue to stain parathyroids when they come in fresh for a frozen section? One of our pathologists heard of this and I am not familiar with it. I have heard of it with the Paragon stain, but not certain what percentage would be needed if only toluidine blue was used.<<

I'm not sure why anyone would want to do this. You could probably use
Diff-Quik II (or a generic equivalent) instead of mixing your own
toluidine blue.

If anyone wants the formula for the old Paragon stain for frozen
sections it's in our archives at:

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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