RE: [Histonet] Problem with mucicarmine stain

From:"Bonner, Janet"

Your control may be old - sometimes, depending on where you are and the
conditions it's stored at, the reactivity diminishes.   Janet

-----Original Message-----
To: Histonet (E-mail); Chung, Luong
Sent: 2/1/2005 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Problem with mucicarmine stain

        A few more questions before we can help.....
  a.. Are you using tap water or distilled to make the working
  b.. How long are you leaving it in the mucicarmine? 
  c.. Is this done at room temp? 
  d.. Do you use hematoxylin?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chung, Luong 
  To: Histonet (E-mail) 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 2:04 PM
  Subject: [Histonet] Problem with mucicarmine stain


  When we do mucicarmine (Richar/Allen pre-made) according to our
protocol with dilution of one to four.  We counterstain with tretrazine.
  We use appendix as a control and the stain turn out to be very pale.
Is there any remedy for this?
  It used to work very well, but not lately.


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