Re: Astra blue technique
|From:||"Anthony f. Brandwood" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
--On 01 May 2001 10:37 -0500 Renee Escalona <email@example.com>
> I have never heard of the "Astra blue" technique but our lab uses a
> Giemsa stain or a Toluidine Blue stain for the demonstration of mast
> cells with much success. Hope this helps.
> Renee Escalona, BS, HTL(ASCP)
> Laboratory Supervisor
> TX Vet. Med. Diag. Lab.
> College Station, TX
Thank you for your reply.We do use Toluidine Blue routinely for mast cells,
however, one of our Pathologists had found a paper using Asta blue to stain
the mast cells and then use image analysis to automatically identify them.
The paper did not give the method for the Astra blue, hence the question on
Once again many thanks.
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