Re: H pylori and special stains

From:Cheryl Powell

Hi, yep we do a H. pylori stain on every antrum.  We tried to get it to be at the doctor's discretion but they claim they are law bound to request it.  It seems to filter over to the fundal and gastric body bx/polyps, too.  Our director prefers the Steiner stain so we do it everyday :)

Cheryl Ann Powell B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Botsford General Hospital
Farmington Hills, MI USA
>From: Kelly Booher
>Subject: Re: H pylori and special stains
>Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
>We routinely do a Giemsa stain for Helicobacter pylori
>on all gastric biopsies, in addition to the H&E.
>Kelly Booher, BS, HTL (ASCP)
>Anatomic Pathology
>Swedish Medical Center, Providence Campus
>Seattle, WA 98122
>--- wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Does your lab automatically perform special
> > stains for H pylori on all
> > gastric biopsy material as a matter of routine or do
> > you wait and perform
> > them at the discretion of the pathologist after the
> > H&E-stained sections have
> > been seen? Has anyone had experience with seeking
> > an annual 'standing order'
> > from gastroenterologist groups desiring these
> > special stains on all gastric
> > biopsies?
> > Thanks,
> > K Whittenburg
> >
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