Modified Movats Stain
EMS Catalog #26385
10% Buffered Neutral Formalin or Bouin's Solution
Note: If formalin fixative is used, decerated tissue sections must be mordanted in Bouins Fluid for 1 hour in a 50 °C oven. Wash well in running water to remove picric acid deposits.
- Decerate section and hydrate to distilled water.
- Stain in Alcian Blue, 1% for 20 minutes.
- Dip five times in distilled water.
- Place in Alkaline Alcohol in a 56°C oven for 10 minutes.
- Wash in running tap water for 2 minutes.
- Stain in Orcein-Verhoeff working solution for 2 hours.
To prepare Orcein-Verhoeff working solution:
Immediately before use, in the following order, combine the solutions below:
Orcein 0.2% 25.0 ml Alcoholic Hematoxylin 5% 8.0 ml Ferric Chloride 10% 5.0 ml Lugol's Iodine 5.0 ml
- Wash in running tap water for 3 minutes.
- Stain in Woodstain Scarlet- Acid Fuchsin working solution for 2 1/2 minutes.
- Place in Acetic Acid, 0.5% for 30 seconds.
- Differentiate in Phosphotungstic Acid, 5% for 5-10 minutes, well differentiated sections demonstrate colorless collagen and blue-green mucopolysaccharides.
- Rinse in Acetic Acid, 0.5% for 30 seconds.
- Three changes of 100% ethyl alcohol, 1 minute each,
- Stain in Alcoholic Saffron for 8 minutes.
- Dehydrate in 100% ethyl alcohol, two changes.
- Clear in xylene, three changes.
|Elastic Fibers||Purple to Black|
|Collagen and Bone||Yellow|
Movat, H.Z .,: Demonstation of all C onnecti ve Tissue Elements in a Single S ection.
Arch Path., 60:289-295, 1955.
Roman N., et al: Orcein-Hematoxylin in I odize d Ferric Chloride as a
Stain for E lastic T issue.
Stain Techn ., 42:199-202, 1967.
Silverman Jefferey., A Modified Movat Pentachrome Stain. Histologic , p. 33. 1972
Alcian Blue 1%, Alkaline Alcohol, Orcein 0.2%, Hematoxylin Alcoholic 5%, Ferric Chloride 10%, Lugol’s Iodine, Woodstain Scarlet-Acid Fuchsin Working Solution, Acetic Acid 0.5%, Phosphotungstic Acid 5%, and Alcoholic Saffron for Modified Movat's Stain are available online from the EMS Catalog. For ordering or product information, click here.