From:"Mack, Jacquie"


We are experiencing an artifact. We notice this in different specimens:
Certain cells appear very blue and hazy with little, if any , nuclear detail
(very washed out looking).  Then, on the same section, other cells are
stained perfectly.  It's very specific on some cells, so I don't think it is
a deparaffinization problem.    It is random on some slides and not on
others .  Restaining the slides seems to be of no help, so I am suspecting
it could be in our processing steps.  We haven't changed anything on our
processors.  Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.

I tried to send photos to no avail.

Jacqueline Mack
Tech II Main Lab
Department of Histopathology
Calgary Lab Services
ph (403) 670-1574
fax (403) 270-4093

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