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Histology Testbank: Histology Stains and Techniques 2

 

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

2.
During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what step occurs after the tissue is embedded in paraffin?
a. Fixation
b. Rehydration
c. Staining
d. Slicing
e. Dehydration

3.
During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what step occurs after the tissue is stained?
a. Fixation
b. Embedding in paraffin
c. Staining
d. Slicing
e. Dehydration

4.
Which of the following is an acid dye?
a. Azure II
b. Toluidine blue
c. Methylene blue
d. Eosin
e. Thionine

5.
Which of the following would be best suited for peripheral blood smears?
a. Wright's stain
b. Hematoxylin and eosin stain
c. Sudan stain
d. Silver impregnation
e. Masson's trichrome stain

6.
Which of the following stains is used for routine histological examination?
a. Wright's stain
b. Hematoxylin and eosin stain
c. Sudan stain
d. Silver impregnation
e. Masson's trichrome stain

7.
What is Prussian blue stain used for?
a. Sodium
b. Potassium
c. Calcium
d. Copper
e. Iron

8.
What color does hematoxylin stain structures?
a. Orange
b. Blue
c. Pink
d. Red
e. Green

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

Answer: e

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