Re: Gms with fungus other than the control fungus staining

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Dear Allison,
I encountered something very similar many years ago, when I purchased some
"Cheap" slides. Get your slides from a reputable manufacturer and make sure
they are transported and stored  in "Tropical" packs. Anything ex. Clay
Adams and Menzel Glassworks are fine. (The Superfrost varieties are usually
ex. Menzel)
My slides were so bad even micro didn't want them because of the fungal
Mike Rentsch Dir. Aust. Biostain P/L
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From: Scott, Allison D <>
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Date: Thursday, 24 February 2000 12:45
Subject: Gms with fungus other than the control fungus staining

>We are having  a problem with a contaminate fungus that is being picked up
>with the gms stain on cytospins.  The patient slide is contaimated with a
>fungus.  We use sterile water for our water rinses, and the stock and
>working solutions are made up with sterile water also.  We don't make the
>cytospins.  Th cytology person makes them.  This happened with a case last
>week and also this week.  The other cases that the gms was done on did not
>have anything else staining that was not supose to.  These were case that
>cut.  The water baths have sterile water also.  If anyone has a probable
>solution for this problem, that we have not considered please reply.
>Allison Scott

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