Re: bone marrow smears

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I would like to help you.  EM Science has a couple of stains you can try.  I can
send you a procedure and sample of Harleco's Wright-Giemsa or a Geimsa Stain we
import from Merck KGaA in Germany.
You can call me at 800-222-0342x443 or e-mail me.


Rande Kline, HT (ASCP)
Technical Services
EM Science?BDH

lizellis <> on 03/05/2000 01:38:10 PM

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Subject:  bone marrow smears

Has anyone out there found a good manual staining method for bone marrow
smears which accompany a bone marrow biopsy?
We have tried Diff-Quik, a long Giemsa procedure and a Wright-Giemsa one
step method, all with mixed reviews.
 The Pathologist can only seem to read the smear 50% of the time. We have
even tried  the Hem-Tek automated stainer in our Hematology Dept., again
with mixed reviews. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Liz Ellis,
Histology Manager
Quest Diagnostics, Horsham ,PA

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