RE: [Histonet] toenails

From:"Joe Nocito"

since we have cornered the "nail" market here in the southern part of Texas,
we found out that soaking the block in warm soapy water works best also. We
cut a couple of extras just in case the nail falls off the slide. We do a
PAS/Fungus with a light green counter stain. The pathologists here love the
contrast and staining so much that they stopped ordering a GMS on other

Joe "The Toe" Nocito
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Clarke,
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: [Histonet] toenails

I am interested in finding out how other Histology labs deal with
toenails.  We get them and the pathologist wants them processed and
stained for fungus.  We have tried decal and that doesn't work very
well.  We have also tried Nair to soften them, but again that doesn't
work real well either.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Terri Clarke

Histology Supervisor

All Saints Laboratory

3801 Spring Street

Racine, Wi 53405


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