Available Stain Techniques

Microscopy slides are routinely sectioned at 4-5 microns, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin. The following are examples of some of the special stains that can be performed upon request.

Technique Types of Cells
Congo Red amyloid
Toluidine Blue mast cells
Phospho Tungstic Acid Hematoxylin collagen/fibrin
Giemsa mast cells & blood smears
Gomori’s iron pigments
Grocott’s Methenamine Silver fungus
Masson’s Trichrome collagen/fibrin
Oil Red O fat
Periodic Acid Schiff glycogen
Acid Fast bacteria
Gram bacteria
Immunohistochemical several

See our Stains Gallery for image samples of our techniques.

Special Techniques

  • Serial Sections
  • Cryostat Sections