Re: Mercurechrome

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I don't think there is anything that would remove mercurechrome. Try using
1% Alcoholic Eosin for marking bx's for embedding.  Never had a problem
with it washing out during processing.

Rande Kline HT (ASCP)
Technical Services
EM Science

Mick Rentsch <> on 02/17/99 05:32:07 PM

To:   Elizabeth Morehead <>
Subject:  Re: Mercurechrome

Dear Elizabeth,
we tried mercurochrome as a colourant for small tissues and biopsies to
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)
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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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