Week of 15 December 2020


Movat Pentachrome! It is a staining technique used to highlight the various constituents of connective tissue, especially cardiovascular tissue, by five colors in a single stained slide.

Movat Pentachrome staining was used to stain this histological section from the myocardium (black arrow) histologic section. This stain is the gold standard of cardiovascular histopathology. It offers a great palette of colors to evaluate the tissues by highlighting, amongst others, connective tissue of different maturity (*), elastic fibers, fibrin deposits, hemorrhage, and mineral deposits.

Movat Pentachrome, original magnification: x10, scale bar: 100 µm. Black arrow: Myocardium *Connective tissue

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