mucicarmine

Mucicarmine

What is mucicarmine? Mucicarmine is a special stain test (using a colouring stain) performed by pathologists to look for a type of protein called mucin. Mucin is made by specialized epithelial cells and it helps protect cells from damage. Mucin-producing cells are very common in the digestive tract (notably the colon) and the respiratory tract …
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Special stain

What is a special stain? A special stain is a type of test that helps pathologists see details in a tissue sample that cannot be seen with the more common hematoxylin and eosin stain. Pathologists perform this type of test by adding a coloured dye (the stain) to a tissue sample which is then examined …
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