Special Stains Manual
This manual, in its printed version, is the main reference source used by the technical staff and personnel of the Department. It is edited by Charles J. Churukian, B.A., HT, HTL (ASCP). The format is patterned after the Manual of Histologic Staining Methods of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, third edition, 1968, The McGraw-Hill Book Company, Blakiston Division, New York, Edited by Lee G. Luna. Many of the methods were developed in our laboratory and have been published in various scientific journals. Several methods included in this manual utilize microwave irradiation. We have used low-priced microwave ovens with good staining results.
The electronic version of the manual was developed by students Corey Walker and Yuehei Mao.