[Histonet] Millers Elastin Stain HELP

From:Celebre Julia

Good morning all....

Our lab makes our own Millers solution, and I think it's just for plain old
punishment because if anyone has had to make it they understand what I
mean... Normally the stain works beautifully, but since we've run out of
'Victoria Blue 4R' and have used 'Victoria Blue B' as a substitute the stain
doesn't seem to be working too well. The reason why we substituted because
Victoria Blue 4R is no longer availalbe..

What I'm asking all you histology guru's out there...
1. Does anybody know of a company that sells pre-made Millers?
2. Does anybody know where we can purchase Victoria Blue 4R?
3. Does anybody know if/why Victoria Blue B can be used as a substitute?

Thanks..

Julia Celebre MLT
Anatomic Pathology
Hamilton General Hospital
905-527-0271  ext46145
email: celebrej@hhsc.ca


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