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I am wondering Hematoxylin stain and Harris Hematoxylin stain are the same thing or not ie. Papanicolaou stain includes Harris Hematoxylin stain and H and E stain includes Hematoxylin stain thanks?

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February 12, 2008 9:55AM

Hematoxylin is only the drastic substance that these solutions contain. For histology, the two most commonly used are Mayer's Hematoxylin and Harris' Hematoxylin. They both contain water, hematoxylin and various salts.