Sirrus vs sirius -Reply

From:Tony Henwood <>

My guess is that this is the same.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
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>>> Mass Histology Service <> 18/May/2001
11:12am >>>
I had a request to perform a "sirrus red" stain for collagen.  Is "sirrus
red" the same as "sirius red" (c.i. 35780)?
As I understand it, a 2% solution in saturated picric acid for 20 minutes is
the complete stain... right?



James E. Staruk, HT(ASCP)
Mass Histology Service

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