RE: Mercurechrome

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From:"Weems, Joyce" <> (by way of histonet)
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Do you suppose iodine might work for a beginning step? Doesn't it have
mercury in it?

>From: 	Mick Rentsch[]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, February 17, 1999 5:32 PM
>To: 	Elizabeth Morehead
>Subject: 	Re: Mercurechrome
>Dear Elizabeth,
>we tried mercurochrome as a colourant for small tissues and biopsies to make
>embedding easier, boy! did it cause some problems, destroying morphology,
>blocking staining reactions etc. We never did find a way of removing it ,
>even bleaching did not work, so upon threats of bodily abuse by my
>Pathologist, we never used it again.
>Regards Mike (Downunder)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Elizabeth Morehead <>
>To: <>
>Date: Wednesday, 17 February 1999 8:05
>Subject: Mercurechrome
>>Has anyone had experience with mercurochrome stained tissue and HPV or
>immuno staining?
>>Or I should say, anybody know how to remove mercurochrome?
>>Thanks, ya'll-
>>Beth Morehead
>>Med U of SC

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