All special stains will include a positive control tissue
This procedure is used for the differentiation between neutral and acidic mucosubstances. Acidic mucosubstances are stained with the Alcian blue technique at a pH of 2.5 while the neutral mucosubstances are stained with the PAS reaction.
Prepare a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block
FFPE tissue block
Prepare two (2) 4 micron thick section unstained slides from an FFPE tissue block
Histopathology Processing & Special Stains requisition
Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat
Histochemical staining and microscopic evaluation
An interpretive pathology report will be provided for Technical with Interpretation cases.