Histology Talk

The purpose of this stain is to differentiate between collagen & muscle.  Muscle should stain red with collagen staining blue. Let’s take a look at the staining components and how they affect the stain. Two things that affect trichrome staining are fixation and differentiation. First and foremost, fixation plays an important role in this stain. Bouin’s solution is the preferred fixative. Tissues fixed in NBF required post fixation in Bouin’s for proper staining. The acid

Histology Laboratory Ergonomics

Posted by Saffron Scientific on September 29, 2017
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Category: Histology Talks
Histology Laboratory Ergonomics Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.  Why should the Histotechnologist be concerned about laboratory ergonomics?  As Histotechnologists we perform daily tasks that are precise, repetitive, and in a fast-paced manner.   Work-related musculoskeletal disorders currently account for one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by employers every year.  When a movement is done repeatedly such as