RE: [Histonet] PAS stain decolorizer?

From:"Carol Fields"

Anatech or one of the companies make a powder that removes PAS from your
hands and clothes.  I mixed a small amount of the powder in a coplan jar
with dist H20 and put the slides in there for a few minutes and it took
the Schiff's out.  Then you wash them well and stain.

Carole Fields
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Edie
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 11:30 AM
Subject: [Histonet] PAS stain decolorizer?

We have a section that was incorrectly stained with PAS and no tissue
left to recut.  We need to do an H.Pylori stain on the slide.  Any
thoughts on how to destain the PAS?  Tech tried acid alcohol to no


Edie Lehman MT(ASCP)
Anatomical Pathology Supervisor
Fairfield Medical Center

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