Re[2]: special stains

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From:Jeff Crews <>
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Here's a related question: why do so many of the spirochete and HP stains 
contain a gelatin, gum, or resin? I haven't been able to find a rationale in my 
books. Is it to keep microoganisms from washing away, or what?

Jeffrey crews, HTL (ASCP)
Organogenesis, Inc. 

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Subject: RE: special stains 
Author:  Roberta Horner <> at internet
Date:    05/04/2000 8:53 AM

I rinse the Warthin-Starry in hot water to remove the developer (has gelatin 
in it) then rinse in cold water.  I suppose it depends on the stain.
Roberta Horner HT
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From:        Steven D Becker [] 
Sent:        Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:59 PM
Subject:        special stains
Does anyone have the reasoning behind people washing the slides in hot 
water after a special stain?  I have always been taught to use cold water 
Jill Stevens

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