Sorry, I forgot our method for H&E's. Generally
speaking, people would use Gills hematoxylin and Eosin
or eosin/phloxine. Our pathologists didn't like the
look of Gills III. In 1980, after doing extensive
R&D, a light when on in my brain. Our nuclear
staining on our GMA PAS's were beautiful. We oxidized
in 10% periodic acid for 10 minutes for PAS. So, I
tried doing the same with the H&E's on GMA's. The
pathologists loved the results and said it looked like
a regular H&E.
I gave several workshops on this subject regarding GMA
H&E's and special stain,s but I can't find my hand-out
material. Sorry, it was back in the 80's.
Here is the procedure from the cobwebs of my brain:
1. After adhering section to slide, place GMA slide
directly into 10% Periodic Acid for 10 minutes.
2. Rinse in tap water for 1-2 minutes.
3. Place in Harris Hematoxylin for 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Rinse in tap water.
5. Quickly dip in 0.5% acid alcohol.
6. Rinse in tap water.
7. Blue in freshly prepared ammonia water.
8. Rinse in tap water for 10 minutes.
9. Counterstain in Eosin/Phloxine for desired length
of time. You can start with 1-2 minutes.
10. Dehydrate through graded alcohols quickly.
11. Clear and coverslip.
Hope this helps.
Akemi Allison-Tacha BS, HT (ASCP) HTL
Client Services Manager
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--- Danielle Crippen
> Dear Histo-experts,
> This is a first for me as I have only done ultrathin
> sectioning for EM.
> I need 0.5-1um serial sections for light microscopy.
> My main problem at
> this point is transferring the ribbons to a glass
> (plus) slide. No
> matter how I try to attempt the transfer, the ribbon
> comes apart and/or
> sections are lost or badly wrinkled. Any and all
> suggestions in this
> area are very welcome!!
> Additionally...once I actually get the sections onto
> the slide (which
> feels like it might be cause for a celebration at
> this point!!)...what
> are the most recommended H&E staining methods (these
> samples are
> embedded in EPON)?
> Again...I am a complete novice at plastic sectioning
> for light
> microscopy...so any suggestions are welcome...even
> the most trivial:-)
> A thousand thanks in advance!!
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