RE: Blue staining on smears
|From:||"MacDonald, Jennifer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Delay in staining the smears can result in less than optimal staining. Have
the hospital stain a couple before they send them to you and them stain some
at your facility. Compare the results of the staining.
> From: George, Cheryl[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 2:24 PM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Blue staining on smears
> Hi all,
> I have a question. One of the hospitals that sends us bone marrow smears
> (they send the unstained smears which are stained here using
> continually come out blue. They claim that they are not using a
> slide or anything unusual but even if we stain them side-by-side with one
> our own, ours come out purple and theirs are still blue. Could an EDTA
> be the problem? I could sure use your help.
> Cheryl George, HT (ASCP)
> Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
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