RE: [Histonet] Blue glands

From:"Bonner, Janet"

 Are the biopsies pre-dyed with the Toluidine or Methylene Blue? 

-----Original Message-----
Sent: 6/23/2005 9:36 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Blue glands

OK netters,
A question that I'm sure has been covered:
What can we do to get rid of blue color in the glands of our colon bx's,
prostate bx's, etc.
When it happens, it usually seemed to be a clearing problem
(contaminated xylene), but it's only happening on one machine.
All machines get the same recycled xylene. The machine is immaculate. No
clogging of the screen visible.
WIDE open for suggestions.

Daniel R Peterson HT(ASCP)
Histopathology Section Head
General Medical Laboratories

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