[Histonet] RE: fixation for RE: Masson's Trichrome on frozen heart sections


After sectioning we put the slide in a coplin jar with alcoholic formalin for 5 minutes, and proceed with the stain.

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

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-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Callis [mailto:gcallis@montana.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:20 AM
To: GUTIERREZ, JUAN; Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: fixation for RE: Masson's Trichrome on frozen heart sections


How do you fix fresh tissue frozen sections?  Bouins or NBF?  and fixation 
times?  If we were to do this stain, our tissues are NEVER prefixed before 
snap freezing.

A one step staining procedure makes a lot of sense when handling more 
fragile frozen sections.  I know one substitute light green with aniline 
blue, or vice versa - what ever one likes best.  This was discussed just a 
few months ago on Histonet.

At 09:48 AM 12/2/2004, you wrote:
>We use Gomori's trichrome on frozen sections.  It's a one step procedure 
>that gives you a faster answer.  Are you able to try alternatives to MTS?
>Good luck.

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
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Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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