iron pigment

     I came across literature some time ago that bouins solution will remove iron.  I had the opportunity to try this out on a couple of occasions with a new person making a staining mistake.  She accidentally put liver bx's that were supposed to be stained trichrome into a coplin jar of iron solution (Hcl/Potassium ferr.).  I removed the slides, washed them in H2O and promptly put in bouins for about 30 minutes.  Trichrome stain was then performed and without any trace of iron staining.

Deb King, HT (ASCP)

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