RE: GI Biopsy Inking @ Gross Station

From:Bruce Gapinski

I have a squeeze bottle of dilute eosin sit by me when I gross. To insure I
get ALL the pieces of tissue out of the bottle I rinse the bottle with the
eosin. I think it's time well spent. Respectfully,
Bruce Gapinski

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Charles.Embrey []
		Sent:	Friday, July 12, 2002 6:43 AM
		To:	'William Thoendel'
		Cc:	''
		Subject:	RE: GI Biopsy Inking @ Gross Station

		I gross over 100 cases a day and don't have the time to drop
ink or eosin on
		each GI biopsy I come across.  The techs put about 50ml of
waste eosin in
		the first alcohol on the tissue processor.  It colors all
the tissue lt pink
		and aid in orientation during imbedding.  It even helps with
skin and
		finding the vas lumen.
		Charles R. Embrey Jr., PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
		Histology Supervisor
		Carle Clinic
		Urbana, IL

		-----Original Message-----
		From: William Thoendel []
		Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 4:26 PM
		Subject: GI Biopsy Inking @ Gross Station

		Hi All,
		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
		morning?  I have been using safranin for years but have now
		questioning from the histo department that some nuclear
detail is 
		'smudgy'... can this be attributed to the safranin??
		Bill Thoendel
		Temp-PA in Oak Ridge, TN

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