[Histonet] Melan-A Staining

From:"Ford Royer"

I consult for a small lab in my area and they are contemplating doing
Melan-A staining in their lab.  They are wondering if this would be feasible
and what might the costs be.  Could any of you out there in HistoLand be of

They are estimating that they will do an average of one patient slide per

How much do the reagents cost (cost per test)?
Which manufacturers carry it?
How many steps are involved in the procedure?
How much total time is involved to perform the procedure?
Does it take a high level of skill to perform?  (They will be staining by
hand for the time being)

This lab does not do any special staining and the present time.  This will
be a first for them, so any helpful hints will be greatly appreciated.  As
you can see, I am totally ignorant in this department, so I am of no help at


~ Ford

Ford M. Royer, MT(ASCP)
Sales Manager, Histology Product Division
Minnesota Medical Specialists, Inc.
7177 Madison Ave. W.
Golden Valley, MN 55427-3601
763-542-8725  phone
888-790-9686  toll free
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