RE: [Histonet] mast cells

From:"Luck, Greg D."

We use a Toluidine Blue stain which is very popular with our pathologists, although seldom used.
Reference:  Churukian, C.J., B.A. & Schenk, E.A., M.D.: "A Toluidine Blue Method of Demonstrating Mast Cells", Journal of Histotechnology, 4:2,pp 85-86, June 1981.

Greg Luck
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
Deaconess Medical Center
800 W. 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204

-----Original Message-----
From: Noreen Gilman []
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 12:00 PM
Subject: [Histonet] mast cells

Can anyone recommend a stain for mast cells? The one we do just doesn't seem to be working as well as we'd like it to.
Noreen Gilman, BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histopathology Supervisor
Broward General Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954.355.4358 Phone
954.355.4139 Fax
954.387.0213 Pager

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