RE: [Histonet] Counterstain for Von Kossa

From:"Denise Bland-Piontek"

Just a note....... there are research companies that hire certified / trained staff. I have a staff of six that all take a great deal of pride in there work. Careful not to judge the masses by the actions of a few. I haven't been in this field as long as some, but I have several books and resources, one of which is the Histonet. There is, nonetheless, a reason why we have all subscribed (isn't there)? I have turned several "new techs" to the Histonet and their questions are significant to them. We were all there once upon a time and on our best day may still rely on the Histonet for help. I fear new techs are being driven away from a respectable community.
Denise Bland-Piontek, HTL(ASCP)CTBS(AATB)
Clinomics Biosciences, Inc.
Histopathology Business Development Manager


From: on behalf of Paula Pierce
Sent: Mon 11/29/2004 1:34 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Counterstain for Von Kossa

Any Histology staining book will have a procedure for this stain.

Lots of counterstains to choose from, but nuclear fast red is the standard.

I am going to rant here, so please be patient with me.

How many places out there are opening up labs or doing research with no trained people? And if these new people have internet access to find the histonet, they should be finding websites with actual procedures, AND most colleges and universities have libraries with REAL books on histology procedures. Go there and read. Since becoming registered 25 years ago,  when I was asked to do something new I would go to my own library I have accumulated or the university library if it was really unusual and read, because we did not have the internet.
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