Re: Alcian Blue

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From:"Histomail\\" <>
To:"Garza-Williams, Sara" <>
Date:Wed, 16 Jun 1999 09:32:19 +1000
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Dear Sara,
ideally one should be using stomach with intestinal metaplasia, which is one
of the main features alcian blue after Steedman et,.al is used to
demonstrate in human pathology. The ease of getting such tissue in suffient
amounts to use as a control is unlikely unless you have access to a large
surgical institution, at any rate you will find that small bowel will do
very well, it just means that you will have a very strong positive.
Regards Mike (Downunder)
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From: Garza-Williams, Sara <>
To: '' <>
Date: Wednesday, 16 June 1999 3:21
Subject: Alcian Blue

>Hello everyone,
>Can someone inform me as to what they use as an appropriate
>Alcian Blue (pH 2.5)-PAS control?  The control should reflect
>differentiation of acid and neutral mucosubstances.
>I need to get an idea of what others are using.
>Thanks in advance!!!

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