Hematoxylin and eosin stain
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|Hematoxylin and eosin stain|
|Stain in short|
Hematoxylin and eosin stain of benign prostate. (WC)
|Use||the standard stain in pathology|
|Interpretation||blue (hematoxylin) = nucleus, pink (eosin) = cytoplasm|
- Blue (hematoxylin) = nucleus.
- Pink (eosin) = cytoplasm.
- The above is why it is said (tongue-in-cheek) that blue is bad and pink is dead.
Basal cell carcinoma. H&E stain. (WC)