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H & E Staining Overview:
A Guide to Best Practices
Cindy Sampias, JD CT(ASCP)HTL

For routine diagnosis, the use of Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) is by far preferred for viewing cellular and tissue structure detail by pathologists. We continue to use this simple and essential stain today, which has remained unchanged for well over a century.

Fixation and Fixatives -
Popular Fixative Solutions
Geoffrey Rolls, BAppSc, FAIMS

In this fourth part of the Fixation and Fixatives series, we look at some of the many popular and traditional fixative solutions that have been used in histology for the last 100 years. This part also has an overview of proprietary solutions and...

H & E Basics Part 4:
Troubleshooting H & E
Cindy Sampias, JD CT(ASCP)HTL

Though the H & E stain is a relatively simple stain to perform, there are a variety of artifacts that can interfere with a good stain. Artifacts can be attributed to a variety of causes.

Special Stains – Part I:
Mucins and Glycogen
Carolyn Doan, HT (ASCP)

“Special stain” is a term used to refer to many alternative staining techniques that are used when the traditional H & E does not provide all the information the pathologist or researcher needs from a tissue slide.

Fixation and Fixatives -
Popular Fixative Solutions
Geoffrey Rolls, BAppSc, FAIMS

In this fourth part of the Fixation and Fixatives series, we look at some of the many popular and traditional fixative solutions that have been used in histology for the last 100 years. This part also has an overview of proprietary solutions and...

H & E Staining Overview:
A Guide to Best Practices
Cindy Sampias, JD CT(ASCP)HTL

For routine diagnosis, the use of Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) is by far preferred for viewing cellular and tissue structure detail by pathologists. We continue to use this simple and essential stain today, which has remained unchanged for well over a century.