Published Online: 1 July 1981
Page Count: 6
Professor and chairman, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo,
(Received 22 September 1980; accepted 10 December 1980)
Histological and histochemical examinations of trace evidence were performed by lifting the specimens onto cellophane tape. To ensure adhesion of the samples during the staining, the surface of the tape was coated with 2% agarose after the sampling. These samples were ready for such direct stains as hematoxylin and eosin, benzidine, and periodic acid-Schiff to determine proteins and acid phosphatase. Histological analyses may be performed with the same range of smear preparations.
Paper ID: JFS11401J