Re: stain for platelet & fibrin

From:Kimberly L Merriam <>

Cathy Mayton wrote:

> Fellow Histonetters,
> We are looking for stain specific for platelets and fibrin.  The tissues
> are iliac or femoral arteries that will be embedded in paraffin.  Is the a
> special stain specific to platelets and fibrin or is there an IHC method
> that would be more specific?
> Thanks in advance,
> Cathy
> *********************************
> GLP Compliant Laboratory
> Cathy A. Mayton
> Project Director
> Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

Carstairs method for platelets and fibrin (very pretty stain).  Sheehan's
Theory and Practice of Histotechnology, 2nd edition, page 281.

Kim Merriam
Cambridge, MA

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