Re: [Histonet] H. Pylori Controls

From:Rene J Buesa

We used positive cases that were selected by the pathologists, but there is another approarch. Usually pathologists want to be able to have a positive control of exactly what they are looking for; if this is the case with your pathologists you will need controls comntaining H. pylori.
Now, the whole idea with the control is to make sure that the procedure worked, and this you can obtain with any tissue containing abundant number of bacteria.
After a long "convincing" process with our pathologists I was able to make them aware of this fact. We used the Steiner method (with phosphotungstic acid instead of the radiactive uranyl nitrate) and for control we used appendix (and you will not find a more easy to find tissue with more bacteria than an appendix).
Perhaps you would like to try to talk about this approach with your pathologist.
Just a thought!
Rene J. 

Vicki Gauch  wrote:
Does anyone know of a good source for H. Pylori Controls?? We normally
order from Newcomer Supply but they are experiencing a large backorder
right now and we need something to hold us over until they arrive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Thanks so much,
Vicki Gauch
Albany, NY

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