Re: Fwd: Asbestos Bodies

From:Luis Chiriboga <>

Dear richard
DO you/Dr. Cole have a protocol for the wet tissue method
Thanks Luis

Richard Cartun wrote:

> The following information on asbestos body identification was sent to me by one of our pulmonary pathologists, Dr. Sole R. Cole.
> R. Cartun
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> Subject: Re: Fwd: Asbestos Bodies
> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 13:37:55 -0400
> From: Solon Cole <>
> To: Richard Cartun <>
> Richard,
> An iron stain is a good screening stain for high concentration asbestos bodies.  A more sensative and accurate study is  a digestion study of 1 gram of wet tissue with screening of the residue for asbestos bodies.  The presence of 10 or more asbestos bodies in a gram of lung is legally acceptable as occupational exposure.      Solon
> >>> Richard Cartun 04/10/01 09:18AM >>>
> F.Y.I.

Luis Chiriboga Ph.D, H.T. (ASCP) QIHC
New York University School of Medicine
Department Of Pathology 4W27, Bellevue Hospital
27st & First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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