RE: SV: Bone Marrow Iron Stain.
You forgot the phase of the moon dance and prayers histologist should do
every month. If it is the wrong phase nothing works. Pam Marcum
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rueggp [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 11:14 AM
> To: Nina Malja
> Cc: 'Tom McNemar'; 'Histonet mailinglist'
> Subject: Re: SV: Bone Marrow Iron Stain.
> or perhaps you forgot to pray to the gods of histotechnique
> Nina Malja wrote:
> > It must have been The Lab Ghost... It visited us as well
> earlier this year.
> > The Lab Ghost then gave us troubles with DAB staining of bone
> marrow smears
> > and we never really figured it out. After checking out all our reagents,
> > temperatures, pH et cetera, we still didn't get any wiser...We
> even tried a
> > completely different methodology by using a DAKO kit. (The
> doctors didn't
> > like the result the kit gave so we couldn't use that either...)
> Now we are
> > back to were we started - with our old procedure working as it
> should again.
> > We are making our own giemsa stain now though. We think it
> might have been
> > wrong pH in the old giemsa we used, but that has never been
> verified. I bet
> > it was The Lab Ghost. Whenever something is wrong and we can't
> figure out
> > why - it's The Lab Ghost visiting again. ;-)
> > Have a wonderful summer all!! :-)
> > Nina Malja
> > Coagulation lab.
> > Rikshospitalet, Oslo
> > Norway
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> > Fra: Tom McNemar [mailto:TMcNemar@lmhealth.org]
> > Sendt: 1. juli 2002 12:26
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> > Emne: RE: Bone Marrow Iron Stain.
> > We had the same problem... Never really resolved it. We tried many
> > different reagents, a couple of different methods, and anything
> else I could
> > think of. Even went back to making up our own reagents. The
> control was
> > always beautiful. We are now using Richard Allen's Chromoview (from
> > Allegiance) and are getting good results.
> > I sure wish I knew what was going on. We hadn't changed
> anything.... Had
> > been working fine for years. I'll be interested to see other
> > Good luck!
> > Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
> > Histology Supervisor
> > Licking Memorial Hospital
> > Newark, Ohio
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