[Histonet] Question about Oil Red O controls
sfeher <@t> CMC-NH.ORG
Wed Oct 6 18:46:25 CDT 2010
Believe it or not, mayonnaise makes a great control for Oil Red O.
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Andrea Grantham
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 3:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Question about Oil Red O controls
I don't know what kind of lab you are in, I'm in a core facility and I do histology on research projects. When I get an ORO this is what I do for a control:
I get a piece of tissue like mouse kidney with some fat attached or maybe some muscle with fat and have it snap frozen. I have found that the frozen blocks stay good for a long time at -80ºC and so do the frozen sections on slides. I always cut a bunch of slides and store them and take one out when I have the stain ordered.
Andrea Grantham, HT (ASCP)
Senior Research Specialist
University of Arizona
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Histology Service Laboratory
Tucson, AZ 85724
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On Oct 6, 2010, at 6:15 AM, Komal Gada wrote:
> Hello Histonetters,
> I am trying to find a procedure for using butter and egg yolks as
> controls for the Oil Red O stain (to show the fat).
> Does anyone have something they would be able to share with me?
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