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Basic Stains 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 28 2009 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, February 28 2009.


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The image above shows a slice of brain from a person who had encephalitis caused by Candida. The tissue is stained with periodic acid Schiff (PAS) stain. Which of the following does PAS stain for?

 
        A) Iron
 
        B) Lipid
 
        C) Calcium
 
        D) Collagen
 
        E) Glycogen
 

 


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A) Iron

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PAS highlights glycogen and basement membrane.   (See References)

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B) Lipid

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PAS highlights glycogen and basement membrane. Oil red O is a good stain for lipid   (See References)

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C) Calcium

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PAS highlights glycogen and basement membrane. Von Kossa is a good stain for calcium.  (See References)

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D) Collagen

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PAS highlights glycogen and basement membrane. Trichrome is an effective stain for collagen.  (See References)

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E) Glycogen

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PAS highlights glycogen and basement membrane.   (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582) Advertising:
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Basic Stains 01
Question ID: 022809094
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/28/2009
Modified: 02/28/2009
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