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Histology Testbank: Histology Stains and Techniques 1

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
Which of the following stain blue with H&E stain?
a. Cytoplasm
b. Collagen fibers
c. Nucleus
d. Elastic fibers
e. Decalcified bone matrix

2.
What are Sudan stains used primarily for?
a. Blood
b. Fat
c. Nervous tissue
d. Elastic fibers
e. Decalcified bone matrix

3.
What is Mucicarmine stain used primarily for?
a. Blood
b. Fat
c. Nervous tissue
d. Elastic fibers
e. Epithelial mucin

4.
What is Wright's stain used primarily for?
a. Blood
b. Fat
c. Nervous tissue
d. Elastic fibers
e. Decalcified bone matrix

5.
What color do elastic fibers stain with Verhoeff Elastic stain?
a. Red/Orange
b. Pink/red
c. Purple/Red
d. Blue/black
e. Green/blue

6.
During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what step occurs after the tissue is preserved?
a. Fixation
b. Embedding in paraffin
c. Staining
d. Slicing
e. Dehydration

7.
During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, how is the tissue preserved?
a. Fixation
b. Embedding in paraffin
c. Staining
d. Slicing
e. Dehydration

8.
During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what allows the tissue to be visualized?
a. Fixation
b. Embedding in paraffin
c. Staining
d. Slicing
e. Dehydration

9.
Which of the following would be best suited to visualize reticular fibers?
a. Wright's stain
b. Hematoxylin and eosin stain
c. Sudan stain
d. Silver impregnation
e. Masson's trichrome stain

10.
Which of the following would be best suited to visualize lipid?
a. Wright's stain
b. Hematoxylin and eosin stain
c. Sudan stain
d. Silver impregnation
e. Masson's trichrome stain

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