RE: Gram Stain problem

From:"Smith, Susie" <>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <META content="MSHTML 5.50.4134.600" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> <BODY> <DIV><SPAN class=890492214-14022001><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>Can you tell us which procedure you are using and on what type of tissue?</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=890492214-14022001><FONT color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=890492214-14022001><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>Susie Smith</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN class=890492214-14022001><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>Cytologix Corp.</FONT></SPAN></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> []<BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, February 14, 2001 6:49 AM<BR><B>To:</B><BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: Gram Stain problem<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><FONT face=arial,helvetica><FONT size=2>Aidan writes: <BR><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" TYPE="CITE">We have been having troubles with our gram stain (paraffin) procedure.  The <BR>results are not giving sufficient distinction between Gram +ve's and -ve's. <BR> </FONT><FONT lang=0 face=Arial color=#000000 size=3 FAMILY="SANSSERIF"></BLOCKQUOTE><BR></FONT><FONT lang=0 face=Arial color=#000000 size=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF"><BR>Can you tell us what the bacteria look like? Instead of +ve's being black and <BR>-ve's being pink, are they all black, all pink, or all somewhere in between? <BR><BR>Bye - Richard Horobin <BR>Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow <BR><B>T direct 01796-474 480 --- E</B> <BR><I>"What should we expect? Everything."</I></FONT> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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