RE: pcp stain

From:"Johnson, Teri"

It's actually short for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia...which is a diagnosis.

Teri Johnson
Managing Director Histology Core Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, Missouri  64110

-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Powell []
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 2:46 PM
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.
>Thank You

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