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Harris Hematoxylin

EMS Catalog Number: 26041-05 and 26041-06


Follow most fixatives.




  1. Deparaffinize and hydrate to distilled water..
  2. Stain in Harris Hematoxylin containing 2 – 4 ml of Glacial Acetic Acid per 100 ml for 5 15 minutes. Wash in water.
  3. Differentiate in Acid Alcohol until the sections turn red.
  4. Blue section in Sodium Acetate, 1% or Ammonia Water, 0.3%, or Lithium Carbonate Solution
  5. Wash thoroughly and counterstain.


Harris, H.F., J.  Appl. Microscopy, III: 777-781, 1900

Mallory, F. B., Pathological Technique, W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1938.

Clark, G., (ed.), Staining Procedures, 3rd Edition, William & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp33 & 35, c 1973.

Luma, L.G., (ed.) Manual of Histologic Staining Method of the AFIP, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, pp 34 & 38, c1968.

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Harris Hematoxylin