RE: Gram stain controls
We give our micro dept. fresh sections of umbilical cord and they incubate
them with each positive and negative bacteria for a couple of days. We then
fix them in formalin and process and embed one piece of each in a block. Any
fresh tissue would work I think, but it shows up well on the cord tissue.
From: Barnhart, Tammy [mailto:Tbarnhart@primecare.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:59 PM
To: histonet@pathology. swmed. edu (E-mail)
Subject: Gram stain controls
Does anyone have experience with making their own gram positive and negative
controls from cultures? If so, would you share your experiences and
procedures? I thought it would be nice to have gram positive cocci and gram
negative rods. Thanks for any and all help.
Tammy Barnhart, BS, HTL(ASCP)
St. Alexius Medical Center
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