RE: Millers Elastic Stain

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From:Alex Brown <AlexB@nayrshire.scot.nhs.uk> (by way of histonet)
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Hi Annie,
	We use a ready made Miller's Elastin solution (Raymond Lamb
Formulation) which we buy from BDH ( cat. No. 35115 4S ).  It works well
and seems to have a shelf life of years ( we found a bottle from the
late 80's which still works) We just store it at room temp with no
problems. Mind you, our temperatures aren't quite the same as yours.
It's cold and very damp here at the moment :(
If you contact BDH ( or Merck )  I'm sure they could provide you with
references for the original papers.
		Enjoy the sun,
			Alex. Brown
			Crosshouse Hospital
			Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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From: Anne van Binsbergen
To: Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Millers Elastic Stain
Date: 09 January 1999 11:32

Hi there Histonettes,

I am re-connected after an absence (much too long)  - some of you may
remember me as "Annie from Africa"!!
Hello to all those old friends

I have a request for some detailed information on Miller's Elastic Stain
(aka Victoria Blue)
I have the recipe and all the correct dye CI's - what I need to know are
things like : Shelf life, storage instructions, special handling
instructions etc.

I would also love to have the original article (journal??) to peruse.

Please would one of the fundis (Russ Allison, are you there???) reply to
this 'cry for help' from deep, deep Africa!!!

Annie
Anne S. van Binsbergen
T.I.C. Anatomical Pathology
S.A.I.M.R.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
PO Box 1038
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa

tel: 011 4898711
cell: 083 4403343




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