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Bharadwaj Bordoloi, Rohit Jaiswal, Safia Siddiqui, Rajeev Bhushan Singh

ABSTRACT: Special stains are dyes or substances used for special purpose in a histopathology laboratory. They help in differential coloration of cells and tissues in a specimen, help in visualization and thereby assist pathologists in diagnosis. These special stains have a long history of invention with the great efforts of the pioneer scientists and advent of new stain in line with the developments in the dye industry. This review assesses and compiles the current available literature to provide a sense of the rich legacy of histopathological analysis.

KEYWORDS: Special stain, dye, evolution, history


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