Histopathology Artifacts Quiz



This micrograph shows a section of skin where the superficial epidermis and keratin have failed to stain with both haematoxylin and eosin because of residual wax. The final clearing of the section prior to coverslipping has removed all traces of the wax leaving no evidence of the cause of the patchy staining. Correct answer failure to stain because of residual wax on the section.

© Roy C. Ellis 2004