RE: [Histonet] FW: HTL question

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine \(CDC/CCID/NCZVED\)"

Absolutely!   Sometimes you need that special for confirmation but definteley not always.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Horn, Hazel V [] 
	Sent: Wed 4/11/2007 3:22 PM 
	To: Dolores Townsend; Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED); 
	Subject: RE: [Histonet] FW: HTL question

	I disagree.  An experienced pathologist will see and know fungus on an
	H&E.   He/She does not need another stain, billed to the patient, for
	Hazel Horn
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	-----Original Message-----
	[] On Behalf Of Dolores
	Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 12:35 PM
	To: Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED) Bartlett;
	Subject: Re: [Histonet] FW: HTL question
	As for a lot of tests, the answer is a bit tricky and confusing, but D
	is right: although the pathologist can see something that MIGHT be
	fungus on the routine stain, (s)he will ask for a special stain (GMS or
	other) to confirm the presence of fungus. Hence, D. Fungi are never
	demonstrated with routine procedure. You will need the special stain to
	be sure. This is true for most special stains: the pathologist sees
	something on the routine stain, but it is not conclusive, so special
	stains are needed to confirm the diagnostic.
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