Re: Leishmans Stain

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From:Jim Hall <>
To:Katie B <>, Histonet Server <>
Date:Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:37:46 +0100
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Leishman's stain is also available made up ready to use from BDH/Merck.
Tell your Scottish visitor a wee dram can help with the interpretation


At 14:19 17/06/99 -0700, Katie B wrote:
>I have a visiting scientist here (from Scotland?)who is looking at lung
>lavage cytospins from horses.  She wants to do something called a
>Leishmans stain in order to better identify mast cells and basiophils. 
>She stains normally with the Leishmans for 2 min then dilutes it with
>di water and stains for 8 min then rinses completely in water.  It's
>not too different from our Diff Quick, but less pink.  This stain is
>what she is acostomed to looking at, but she doesn't have a recipe. 
>Anyone out there in Histoland know what this stuff is?
>As always, thanks for all the knowledge out there!
>Catherine "Katie" Bresee Bennett
>Laboratory for Experimental Pathology
>Department of Veterinary Pathology
>Michigan State University
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