The Bitesize Guide to Special Stains for Histology

An introduction and overview of common special stains, from identification of microorganisms to examination of connective tissue

In this guide you will learn:
  • Why special stains are needed for histological identification and how they differ from routine staining;
  • About eleven of the most common special stains used in diagnostic, pathology, forensic and research laboratories;
  • The brief history and general principles of each stain as well as their use in the lab.

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