Re: [Histonet] iron stain and carbol fuchsin

From:John Kiernan

Acid generally removes iron, so probably not.

John Kiernan
London, Canada.
Jennifer MacDonald wrote:
>    A blood film was stained with carbol fuchsin.  It was intend= ed to be
>    an  iron  stain.  The smear was decolorized quickly (few quick = dips)
>    in  acid  alcohol.   Does anyone know the affect this would have on= a
>    iron stain?  Can it be saved?

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