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Special Stains Manual

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This manual was edited by Charles J. Churukian, B.A., HT, HTL (ASCP). 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. This electronic version was developed by Pathology IT students Corey Walker and Yuehei Mao.

Glossary of Staining Methods

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This resource is offered courtesy of the Biological Stain Commission, as compiled by Drs. Dick Dapson, John Kiernan and Richard Horobin. The Glossary has been updated (2021) recently to include many more terms concerning immunostaining and the use of fluorescent probes for live cells.