Re: Hale's Stain

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <> (by way of histonet)
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On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, Bryan Llewellyn wrote:

> The method is Hale's colloidal iron stain for acid mucins, I presume.
> ... It is detailed in Bancroft & Stevens (Theory and Practice of
> Histological Techniques).

  Does the colloidal iron method show anything that cannot
  be seen with alcian blue, which is a simpler stain to use?
  (Just curious.)

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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