RE: heinz bodies

From:Roy Ellis

Heinz bodies can be seen as highly refractile bodies near the periphery of
the red cell border in unstained wet preps. Just cover with a coverslip. If
you must use a stain they stain a light blue in wet preps with 1% brilliant
cresyl blue in normal saline or dark purple with 0.5% methyl violet (or
crystal violet) in saline. Heinz bodies are of variable shape and size and
can range from 'tiny' to almost 3 microns.
Roy Ellis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeanette Wilmanski [mailto:wilmanje@UMDNJ.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2001 08:26 AM
> To:
> Subject: heinz bodies
> Hello,
> I am looking for an effective method to stain heinz bodies. Any
> suggestions?
> Sincerely,
> Jeanette

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