[Histonet] Masson's Trichrome, Weigert Hematoxylin Equivalent

Tony Henwood AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au
Wed Mar 10 18:43:31 CST 2010


Rather than Weigert's Hx you can use the Celestin Blue Harris Hx

Stain 5minutes in Celestine Blue (0.5% Celestine Blue (CI 51050) in 5%
iron alum (ferric ammonium sulphate)), followed by Harris Hx 5 minutes,
contine Masson Staining. See:

Henwood T, Llewellyn B, Montgomery I, Nader A, Rittman B R (2007)
"Celestine blue and hemalum for staining nuclei" Biotechnic &
Histochemistry 82(3): 167-168.


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
Tel: 612 9845 3306
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Subject: [Histonet] Masson's Trichrome, Weigert Hematoxylin Equivalent

Hi Histonet,

I am performing the trichrome stain on cardiac tissue. The procedure
calls for Weigert's iron hematoxylin stain or equivalent. Would Harris
hematoxylin work as well. It's what I have readily available at the lab.

The instructions for preparing the Weigert stain involves mixing fresh
solutions from two stock solutions - but the staining process of all the
slides will take weeks. How long does the solution stay "fresh?"


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