RE: [Histonet] Colloidal Iron

From:"Smith, Allen"

The original Hale's colloidal iron is considered unreliable (Pearse,
Several more reliable modifications have appeared.  Mowry's (1958, J. Clin.
Invest. 7:566-576) is the easiest to use, but is erratic in my hands.
Rinehart and Abul-Haj's method (1951, Arch. Pathol. 52:189-194) is terribly
time-consuming but consistent. I have used both  Mowry's method and Rinehart
and Abul-Haj's method on prostate carcinoma, extramammary Paget's disease,
Barrett's esophagus, and the sialomucins of the intercellular canaliculi of
eccrine sweat glands.

-----Original Message-----
From: lena spencer [] 
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Colloidal Iron

Hi All:
One of my Pathologist's has requested a Hale's Colloidal Iron for renal cell
carcinoma chromophobes.  I am familiar with colloidal iron for
mucosubstances, but he feel's that this is not the same stain.   The article
stated that the diagnosis is made from the colloidal iron stain  or from
electron microscopy .  This Pathologist is requesting that I post on the
histonet for additional information or for someone out in histoland who is
performing this procedure. Your is insight would be greatly appreciated.

Histonet mailing list
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential, and/or privileged material. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any errant transmission. If you receive this message in error, please immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system and notify the sender.  E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses.
Barry University - Miami Shores, FL ( 

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>