RE: pcp stain
It's actually short for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia...which is a diagnosis.
Managing Director Histology Core Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
From: Cheryl Powell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 2:46 PM
To: DeBari@mail.holyname.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re:pcp stain
We use the Grocott Methanime Silver in Carson's book (or maybe a slight
variation of it) and it works good. What are you currently using? If it is
the GMS- How old are your Chromic acid or Gold Chloride solutions?
SIlly question- I've been in the field two years now and I can't figure out
where they get PCP. I know the bug is Pneumocystis carinii- so why not PCC?
Where's the last P come from?!?
>Subject: Re:pcp stain
>Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 12:13:41 -0500
>Our PCP stain seems to be very inconsistent, often times too dark. Can you
>send me a good pcp staining procedure.
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