[Histonet] Skin Sample with Tattoo - need to remove for diagnosis

John Garratt john.garratt at ciqc.ca
Fri Jan 17 11:11:38 CST 2020

It is a pigment (ie carbon) and not like a soluble ink, so good luck with that.
You could consult your histotech text book on exogenous pigment removal and give the recipe a go. I will certainly be interested in other histonet replies.



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On Friday, January 17, 2020 8:16 AM, Donna Emge via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> Hello fellow histonetters,
> We received a skin sample that has ink from a tattoo - the sample if from
> tattooed skin. One of our pathologists would like us to see if we can get
> rid of the tattoo ink from the sections before H&E staining. Does anyone
> out there know how to do this?
> Thank you,
> Donna Emge
> Anatomic Pathology Manager
> Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
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