Sirius Red/Fast Blue

From:Jim Elsam <>

Hello folks

Lendrum's MSB is still much-used in the UK as a fibrin stain and sometimes
as a general trichrome. The B stands for methyl blue CI42780, a dye with
many synonyms including soluble blue but NOT Luxol fast blue MBS (syn
solvent blue 38) a copper phthalocyanate used mainly for myelin

>Any chance this is really a sample of Lendrum's stain, or a variant
>Lendrum's method, sometimes referred to as the MSB stain, utilizes Martius
>yellow, Brilliant Scarlet and Soluble blue (Luxol fast blue),

>Vinnie Della Speranza

Jim Elsam
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