Re: [Histonet] immuno stain for H pylori

From:"Richard Cartun"

To be perfectly honest, I don't think this is the best immunostain to start with.  Infectious disease IHC stains need to be extremely clean and carefully validated.  Also, interpretation by the pathologist can be more demanding than looking at a cytokeratin or S-100.  Are your pathologists familiar with iintracytoplasmic H. pylori and will they be able to recognize it?   I'm not saying it can't be done, but I would rather see you and your laboratory develop some experience with some of the more common immunostains first.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

>>> "Adams, Nancy"  06/06/07 12:42 PM >>>
We currently do no immunostaining in our lab.  Pathologists would like
to start with h pylori.  Looking for advice/suggestions, etc. on
starting this.  I slao understand we'll have to do immuno section of CAP
for inspection.


Thank you.

Nancy Rutledge

Falmouth Hospital




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