Description: This method is used for identifying elastic fibers in tissues such as skin, aorta, etc. on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections, and may be used for frozen sections as well. The elastic fibers will be stained blue-black and background will be stained yellow.
|Elastic Fibers:||Blue-black to Black – Fine elastic fibrils
may not be stained with this method
|Nuclei:||Blue to Black|
|Other Tissue Elements:||Yellow|
Sheehan, Dezna C., Hrapchack, Barbara B.: Theory and Practice of Histotechnology, 2nd ed. The C.V. Mosby C., St Louis, p. 196-197, c. 1980