Mercury in macrophages.

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From:"Bill Sinai (Anatomical Pathology)" <> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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Dear all,

One of my pathologists has a very difficult case.  He is almost
certain he has the pigment cinanbar(mercury based), which is used as
the red in tatoos, in macrophages.
We are wondering what is the simplest way to identify this pigment if
it is mercury.  We have only on Cytology smear containing this
material and do not want to destroy the slide!!!!

Thank you.
Bill Sinai
Department Manager
Tissue Pathology
ICPMR Westmead Hospital
Phone 61+2+9845 7774  Fax 61+2+9687 2330

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