RE: Special Stain Controls

From:Walzer Susan

In the past we have given our micro dept. pieces of  unfixed umbilical cord
and let them incubate with gram positive, gram negative and fungus for a few
days. We then fix the tissue and process. 

-----Original Message-----
From: E Sharon Shields []
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: Special Stain Controls

Does any one have a procedure for making Special Stain controls by injecting
the "bugs" into fresh tissue? Our pathologist have limited the use of
diagnostic tissue blocks for control blocks.  We need to make some in-house
blocks.  The microbiology department will supply the  "bugs" but we need to
get them in the tissue and incubate the tilssue so we get a good control.
Any ideas?
Thank you,
Sharon Shields
Baptis Hospital of E TN

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