Toren's Method for Mast Cells

Cytoplasmic granule stains: Mast cell stains.

Stain results:

Mast Cell Granules:   Deep Blue
Collagen & Cartilage:   Blue-Green
Muscle &Elastic Fibers:   Red
Fibrin:   Purple
Bone:   Green
Colloid, Keratin & Erythrocytes:   Orange Red to Orange


  • Toren, D.A.: Stain Techn., 38:249-250, 1963
  • Luna, L., (ed.), Manual of Histologic Staining Methods of the AFIP, 3rd. ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, c. 1968, pp. 116-117
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