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- Basic Staining Mechanisms
- What Makes a Dye?
- Factors That Affect Dye Binding
- Acids, Bases, pH and Buffers
- Basophilic and Acidophilic Staining
- Oxidation and Reduction
- Which of the following dye-binding factors is primarily responsible for reorganizing certain molecular structures in tissue samples so that they are m...
- A staining solution with a pH of 5.5 would be considered _________.
- Carbohydrate Classification and Tissue Detection
- Classifying Carbohydrates
- Diagnostic Value of Demonstrating Mucopolysaccharides
- ___________ is the primary polysaccharide demonstrated in animal/human tissue samples via histology staining techniques.
- What are mucopolysaccharides most often referred to as?
- Special Staining Methods Used to Demonstrate Carbohydrates in Tissue Samples
- Using the Microwave for Special Staining Procedures
- Microwaves in the Histopathology Laboratory
- Tips for Using the Microwave for Special Staining Procedures
- Safety Precautions for Microwave Usage
- The container used to heat staining solutions in the microwave should be __________ .
Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory histotechnologists and technicians,and other medical laboratory personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for histology and clinical laboratory science students, pathology residents, and practicing pathologists.
Author information: Tanisha N. Neely, HT(ASCP) is a global histology technical liaison for Covance Central Laboratory Services. Prior to this position, she worked in hospital laboratories in histology and microbiology departments. Ms. Neely attended Indiana University where she earned an associates degree in General Studies and a Certificate in Histotechnology. She is a member of the National Society for Histotechnology and the Indiana Society for Histotechnology.
Reviewer information: Carla J. Shoffeitt, MSM, HT(ASCP) is the Manager of the Pathology Department of Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. She is certified as a Histotechnician and has 25 years of experience in the field of Histology.
Course Description: This course is the first in a series of courses that will explore special stains used in the clinical histology laboratory.