RE: Amoeba?

From:"Savage, Tony TJ"

	Amoebae stain up really nicely with PAS stain but you can also
demonstrate them well with Heidenhains iron haematoxylin. I don't know of a
method that is specific for amoeba alone unless there is an antibody
available that would enable you to demonstrate them immunohistochemically. 

	Tony Savage
	Histopathology Group
          Respiratory, Inflammation & Respiratory Pathogens CEDD	
         GlaxoSmithKline Medicines Research Centre,
	Gunnelswood Road,
	   SG1  2NY

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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jasper, Thomas []
> Sent:	Thursday, October 04, 2001 3:58 PM
> To:	''
> Subject:	Amoeba?
> Hello everyone,
> I had a pathologist ask me today if I knew of a procedure to specifically
> demonstrate amoeba. I've never heard of this, neither had she. I am
> speculating that they could show up with standard H+E, I really don't
> know.
> I would appreciate any feedback.
> Thomas Jasper HT(ASCP) BAS
> Histology Team Leader
> SMDC Clinical Laboratory
> Duluth, MN

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