Re: fungus control
I must strongly agree, we currently are using a block where I combined
p. carini,aspergillus and coccides imonides(?). I fondly refer to it as
PNFUNCO. My new company will have the slogan"We put the fun back into
life threatening disease."
Anatomic Pathology Scientist
Children's Hospital and Clinics
>>> Carrie Kyle-Byrne 02/10/03 10:57AM >>>
fungus controli'd like to throw out a bit of a suggestion......given
different fungi stain differently with various silver stains, wouldn't
make sense to have a multi-fungi control block?
just curious to see what other might think of this......
----- Original Message -----
From: Scholz, Stephen J.
To: Histonet (E-mail)
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 8:28 AM
Subject: fungus control
Since I have stated that we have made our own fungus controls out of
orange peel there has been a few inquires on the Histonet asking how
Our Chief of Pathology, Dr. William Lane, claims that it is an old
recipe and should be a closely guarded secret. Since we are all one
family on the Histonet I was given permission to give out this top
protocol. Pass this information along only to those that you
Take an orange and let it sit at room temperature until it starts to
This may take several weeks so you have to be patient. The molding
can be excellerated by transferring mold from some other source to the
orange. A moldy piece of bread (penicillin) could be used. The bread
will not stand up to processing. We injected the orange with some mold
found in Dr. Lane's coffee pot (aspergillus). After the orange is good
moldy just cut some of the peel off and process on a routine cycle. The
holds up well. You can then embed, cut and stain like it is a normal
For those of you try this I would like to here about the results.
Now I'm hungry.
Steve Scholz HT(ASCP)
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
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