Re: [Histonet] AFB staining

From:"Katri Tuomala"

Hi Eileen,
Do your slides at any point get into tap water? Either in the waterbath or 
in the staining procedure? Tap water can have AFB positive bacteria, that 
could easily contaminate your slides.
Just a thought....

Katri Tuomala
St.Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "eileen dusek" 
To: "histonet" 
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 9:13 PM
Subject: [Histonet] AFB staining

> Hi Everyone,
> We are having trouble with false positive AFB staining. Positive rods are 
> staining on charged slides outside the tissue. The solution is filtered 
> and run down on a Sakura H&E stainer.
> Any suggestions are very welcome.
> Eileen C. Dusek
> Edward Hospital
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