Hirsch-Peiffer stain

Hirsch-Peif·fer stain

(hĭrsh' pīf'ĕr),
a stain used for cytologic demonstration staining of metachromatic leukodystrophy; excess sulfatides stain metachromatically (golden brown) with cresyl violet in acetic acid.

Hirsch,

(origin unknown).
Hirsch-Peiffer stain - see under Peiffer

Peiffer,

J., German physician, 1922–.
Hirsch-Peiffer stain - used for cytologic demonstration of metachromatic leukodystrophy.