RE: [Histonet] negatives

From:"Cazares, Ruth"

I have looked through the CAP checklist that I have just received for
our self inspection and the only section where negative controls are
mentioned is in the IHC section. 

Ruth Cazares, Histology Supervisor
Department of Pathology
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL 60625

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Renko,
Heather D.
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:04 PM
Subject: [Histonet] negatives

Histo netters:

I got a call from a fellow tech asking me if I run a negative control on
my special stains and my H&E slides.  I was completely stumped because I
have always used my internal negative and an a positive for each stain.
My explanation is that the positive is for the test and the negative is
for the patient.  I have only run negative for higher testing such as
IHC, ISH, etc.  Can someone help me to help my fellow tech with the

Nancy washkowiak, Ottawa Community Hospital ''

Heather Renko, Histology Coordinator
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 East State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108

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