Application of the cell block method, utilizing mount quick mounting medium

Chiyuki Kaneko, Masanori Funahashi, Kazuo Kato, Tadao K. Kobayashi

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Our objective was to determine the applicability of cell transfer and cell block methods using Mount Quick (Daido Sangyo, Saitama, Japan) mounting medium (MQ) for hematoxylin-eosin (H and E) and immunohistochemical staining of several limited amounts of biological materials in slide preparations. The materials investigated were histopathologically confirmed malignant mesotheliomas (pleural effusions) and malignant lymphomas, a malignant melanoma, and an amelanotic melanoma in sealed slides. Monoclonal antibodies against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), cancer antigen 125 (CA-125), vimentin, thrombomodulin (TM), cytokeratin, UCHL-1. L-26, melanoma-specific antigen (HMB45), and S-100 protein (S-100) were applied in the investigation. The malignant mesotheliomas were found to be positive for EMA, cytokeratin, vimentin, TM, and CA-125, and negative for CEA, with no differences being observed in findings from direct contact preparations. Using T-cell-type malignant lymphomas for immunohistochemistry, UCHL-I positivity and L-26 negativity were clearly demonstrated. The malignant melanoma and amelanotic melanoma materials stained strongly for HMB45 and S-100. Cell transfer employing MQ is a suitable approach for immunohistochemical investigations of limited materials. In addition, cell blocks derived from MQ-embedded smears can be used for both H&E and immunohistochemical staining. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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