Re: Twort Stain

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IMEB's modified Brown & Brenn kit is used to stain gram pos & neg bacillus.
This kit does not use picric acid in the procedure.  the result is an easy
consistent staining of bacillus in paraffin sections & smears.  Background
color is yellow.   Also included in kit is control slides-one stained 3
unstained!  For more info call (708)780-9650.
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Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 10:20 PM
Subject: Twort Stain

>Does anyone use the Twort stain by Newcomer Supply? If you haven't heard of
>this procedure it is a variation of the Brown and Hopps that eliminates the
>use of picric acid acetone. The lab I work for switched to this procedure
>various reasons, but we are having problems with consistency and the
>pathologists are not satisfied. Although the gram negative and gram
>bacteria are staining appropriately, the background has never been light
>green as the results state. If you have any suggestions or other methods
>could be tried it would be really appreciated.
>Thanks in advance,
>Charnell Jones, HTL(ASCP)
>Compunet Clinical Laboratories
>Dayton, OH

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