RE: GI Biopsy Inking @ Gross Station
We put safranin in our formalin containers and then send them off to the
OR's and clinics. When we get them back, they are a nice pink color! As
for smudgy nuclear detail, we had a similar problem not long ago, and it was
found to be over processing of the tissues. Your lab may want to reexamine
their times on the processors.
Hope this helps!
Tech II - Special Stains
Anatomic Pathology - Foothills Medical Center
Calgary Laboratory Services
Ph - 403-670-4760
Fax - 403-270-4093
From: William Thoendel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: GI Biopsy Inking @ Gross Station
What type of stain do the PA's or pathologists put on gastric and colon
biopsies when they gross the tissue to aide the embedder the following
morning? I have been using safranin for years but have now encountered
questioning from the histo department that some nuclear detail is
'smudgy'... can this be attributed to the safranin??
Temp-PA in Oak Ridge, TN
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