A STAT staining method for unfixed and fixed tissue. Stains nuclei more strongly than cell cytoplasm.
Excellent dye for nuclear and nucleolar details. Can be used to demonstrate erythrocyte alterations/inclusions and some erythrocyte parasites, as well as to visualize reticulocytes. Methylene blue is different from that in Romanowsky stains. In order to stain a slide with methylene blue a drop of stain is placed on a coverslip. The coverslip is then placed on an unfixed blood smear. An alternative method is to mix some stain with fresh blood before a blood smear is made.
- J. Lab. Clin. Med., 8, 3 (1922)
- Harmless-use normal precautions
- Exercise normal care
- Store at room temperature
- A2g - (hazard/handling/storage codes)