Hematoxylin and eosin stain
From Libre Pathology
|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)