Re: [Histonet] Bacteria on the slides

From:Rene J Buesa

  Bacteria can grow on any stored water or buffer solutions and this includes the container itself and the tubbing used with the container.
  Weekly thorough cleaning of the containers, and regular replacement of the tubbing usualy prevent the bacteria to grow and contaminate your slides.
  René J. 

eileen dusek  wrote:
  Hi Everyone,

We are having a major problem with AFB, Giemsa and know Fe staining. On the slides its self, outside the tissue, we are getting AFB, Giemsa and Fe staining. The AFB is brought down to water by hand, AFB and Giemsa are stained on a staining rack. Our stainer recently had the water filter changed. This is occurring with all the Techs. We use charged slides for all specials,
Could this be in the paraffin? The charged slides?
All suggestions are appreciated.

Edward Hospital

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