RE: gram controls

From:"Charles.Embrey"

gram controls
Umbilical cords are not really considered a "baby part" here in the US.  Most placentas are just discarded anyway.  It is a generally acceptable practice as long as you are not saving the tissue to sell and profit from.

Charles R. Embrey Jr. PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
Histology Manager
Carle Clinic, Urbana Illinois 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist [mailto:Terry.Marshall@rothgen.nhs.uk]
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 9:56 AM
To: Walzer Susan; Scholz, Stephen J.; HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: RE: gram controls

How do you get consent to putrefy a baby part and keep it?
 

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire
 England
        terry.marshall@rothgen.nhs.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Walzer Susan [mailto:Susan.Walzer@HCAHealthcare.com]
Sent: 14 March 2003 15:43
To: 'Scholz, Stephen J.'; HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: RE: gram controls

WE CUT A COUPLE OF PIECES OF UMBILICAL CORD (FRESH) AND GIVE THEM TO MICRO TO INCUBATE ..ONE WITH GRAM+ AND ONE WITH GRAM-
IN A COUPLE OF DAYS THEY ARE "RIPE "AND WE FIX THEM AND PUT A PIECE OF EACH IN ONE BLOCK. WORKS GREAT.
-----Original Message-----
From: Scholz, Stephen J. [mailto:Stephen.J.Scholz@osfhealthcare.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:54 PM
To: HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: gram controls

Hello Histonetters:

Does anybody have a good source for purchasing gram +/- controls?

Our last real good control was from some road kill that we worked up.  Obviously that method is very hit and miss. (pun)


Thank you in advance.

Stephen J. Scholz HT(ASCP)
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center



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