[Histonet] demonstration of asbestos by means of electron microscopy
yolanda.davies <@t> uct.ac.za
Tue Nov 22 03:14:01 CST 2011
I am a histotechnologist in forensics, Cape Town, South Africa.
I received a request to show asbestos in lung tissue where there is
definite interstitial fibrosis, but the presence of asbestos is not
Is it possible to reveal asbestos by means of electron microscopy?
Usually asbestos is demonstrated using the Perl's Prussian blue
technique, but most times they are elusive.
Could it be because of the sampling site or simply the nature of the
Thank you in advance
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
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