[Histonet] FW: bone regrowth

Molinari, Betsy BMolinari <@t> texasheart.org
Fri Jun 29 07:25:00 CDT 2012

From: Molinari, Betsy
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:20 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: bone regrowth

Hi all,
I have a couple of questions regarding decal and staining. I have done some searching but could use some hands on experiences.
It involves bone regrowth. The sample will vary in size. From my reading, it seems that 5% formic  or 10% EDTA is preferred. The researcher asked about acetic acid, but I have never heard as acetic alone as a decal, isn’t it just used to balance pH of the EDTA? It is my understanding that the decal step will be done somewhere else then the sample sent to me. That lab feels that HCL decal will not  not affect the sample. I think otherwise. The staining they have talked about is the Goldners Trichrome mainly. The researcher mentioned Safranin O but from my conversations I think they have little knowledge of histology and I work in a cardiovascular lab with my only experience has been with mouse tibia and these samples will be from a larger source.
Type 2 collagen was brought up but when I said that was an immuno stain they did not realize that.
Si in a nutshell, what decal sol. would be better and what stain?
Sorry for the rambling.
Betsy Molinari HT(ASCP)
Texas Heart Institute
Cardiovascular Pathology

[THI Celebrates 50 Years]

Betsy Molinari
Senior Histology Research Technician
832-355-6524 | BMolinari <@t> texasheart.org<mailto:BMolinari <@t> texasheart.org>

6770 Bertner Ave. MC 1-283 | Houston, TX 77030

[Receive electronic news from THI]<https://secure3.convio.net/thi/site/SPageNavigator/GlobalSiteOptInPage.html>[THI on Facebook]<http://www.facebook.com/Texas.Heart.Institute>[THI on Twitter]<http://twitter.com/Texas_Heart>[THI on YouTube]<http://www.youtube.com/TexasHeartInstitute>[THI's Flickr page]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasheart/sets/>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The information in this e-mail may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or an authorized representative of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review or dissemination or copying of this e-mail and its attachments, if any, or the information contained herein, is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail and delete this e-mail from your computer system.

More information about the Histonet mailing list