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Common histological stains

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Haematoxylin and EosinNuclear chromatin - blue to purple, Cytoplasm, collagen, keratin, erythrocytes – pink, Cartilage - bluish
Aldehyde-fuchsinElastic fibres, mast cell granules, mucus – deep purple
Van Geison's pico fuchsin techniqueCollagen – pink to red, Muscle, erythrocytes – yellow, Nuclei – blackish
Masson's TrichromeNuclei – blue/back, Collagen, mucin – blue or green, Cytoplasm, muscle – red
Von kossa's silver methodCalcium, basement membranes –brown to black, Nuclei – red
Periodic acid Schiff (PAS)Cartilage, glycogen, mucin, basement membranes – purple
Sudan BlackLipids - black
Cason's TrichromeNuclei, cytoplasm – red, Erythrocytes – orange, Collagen – blue
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