[Histonet] RE: PAS for basement membrane

Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/OID/NCEZID) jqb7 <@t> cdc.gov
Tue Mar 15 09:20:46 CDT 2011

We wash after Schiff's for 10 minutes in regular temp tap water.  Don't know if that helps or not......

Jeanine Bartlett
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
(404) 639-3590 
jeanine.bartlett <@t> cdc.hhs.gov

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Subject: [Histonet] PAS for basement membrane

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with my PAS stain.  My pathologist says that glycogen and fungus stain beautifully but basement membranes are pale.  We are using 0.5% periodic acid for 10 minutes and schiff's for 25 minutes followed by 5 min rinse in warm/hot water.  Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance!


Erin Martin, Histology Supervisor
UCSF Department of Dermatopathology

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