Re: Machiavello stain for rickettsia

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From:"Pam M. Dilbeck" <>
To:Renee Escalona <>
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Renee--I don't know what you are staining for--but in my experience with
Coxiella, I would choose the Pinkerton's method for rickettsias (overnight
method) over the standard Machiavello stain.  Reference: Sheehan's second
edition of Theory and practice of Histotechnology pg 242.

On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Renee Escalona wrote:

> Hello fellow histoneters!
> Does anyone out there have any experience with the Machiavello stain?  I
> found a protocol on it for smears but what we have is a paraffin block.
> Will it still work??  I have never performed this stain before so any and
> all info would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Renee Escalona, BS, HTL(ASCP)
> Veterinary Laboratory Technologist
> TX Vet. Med. Diag. Lab.
> College Station, TX

	Pam Dilbeck
	Immunohistochemistry Section
	Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

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