Re: Warthin-Starry/Steiner

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From:Paula Wilder <>,
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Hi Pauline!

We use zinc formalin in place of the uranyl nitrate in the modified Steiner 
procedure and that has always worked for us.  Hope this helps.

Paula Wilder
St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD

>From: Pauline Burton <>
>Subject: Warthin-Starry/Steiner
>Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 01:11:31 +0000 (GMT)
>I received some blocks from an outside lab requesting us to stain for
>leagionella.  The first time the tech tried the stain it did not work well.
>I called the lab requesting the work and asked what fixative had been used.
>The answer was zinc formalin.  Before we repeat it, I would like to know if
>any of these zinc formalin fixatives cause problems with either the
>Warthin-Starry or Modified Steiner stains. Any help would be appreciated.
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