Automated Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining with Leica AutoStainer XL v1

Andrea Osypuk

Abstract

PURPOSE: To stain formalin fixed paraffin tissue for microscopic evaluation. Hematoxylin will stain the nuclei of the tissue blue/purple and Eosin will stain cytoplasmic elements a spectrum of brilliant pink. QUALITY CONTROL: Fixation: 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin Technique: Paraffin sections at 5 microns Control: PCRL PROCEDURE: Station #Time in StationExact Time?Solution Name185:00NoXylene175:00NoXylene165:00NoXylene150:20No100% Alcohol140:20No100% Alcohol130:20No95% Alcohol120:20No70% AlcoholWash 11:20NoWater83:30YesHematoxylinWash 20:30YesWaterWash 30:30YesWater90:10YesAcid AlcoholWash 40:30YesWater100:10YesAmmonia WaterWash 50:30YesWater112:00Yes95%70:20YesEosin60:30Yes95%50:30Yes100%40:30Yes100%30:30NoXylene21:00NoXylene11:00NoXylene RESULTS: Nuclei……………………………………………..……………Blue/Purple Cytoplasmic Elements………………………………….Shades of brilliant pink For digital storage and possible pathology review slides are scanned on the Leica Aperio slide scanner. The file output is .svs and can be viewed by downloading freely available software from Leica.

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