Re: resection margins

Dr. Alexander Nader at the Path. Institut Hanuschkrankenhaus in Austria 

>>Recently we had some problems with our traditional method in staining the
margins of resected specimens, so I would like to know what dyes are used in
different laboratories.<<

The Davidson marking inks are widely used in the USA, and from personal 
experience in a number of laboratories I recommend them very highly. They 
come in five colors (a sixth color, a fine Tennessee Vol orange, appeared 
briefly but seems to have been withdrawn. Any of you Alabama fans know what 
happened to it??) Properly applied, they adhere as well as India ink.

They seem to have a new Web site, at
They include instructions for international ordering.
Read about Mrs. Stewart's Bluing while you're there.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

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