Re: Meconium in placental membranes

From:Greg Dobbin

Hi Steve,
Meconium is rich in keratin, any chance a PAS or Gram would be 
of any help?

Date sent:      	Tue, 04 Feb 2003 10:04:51 +0000 (GMT)
From:           	Steve Machin UK 
Subject:        	Meconium in placental membranes
To:             	Histonet Histonet Histonet 

> Hi
> Has anyone been able to get a positive staining reaction for meconium
> in placental membranes?
> We have tried the usual bile stains and they are negative, Fouchet,
> Stein and Gmelin.
> My understanding is the the pigment in meconium is bilirubin, the
> meconium, seen in macrophages, comes up negative but our controls are
> positive.
> Best Wishes
> Steve machin UK
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