Re: Amoeba?

From:Richard Cartun

Yes, Entamoeba histolytica can be seen on H&E, but it may be difficult to identify in tissue sections when there is a lot of inflammation, necrosis, or ulceration.  We have an immunostain that we use that works very well.

R. Cartun

>>> "Jasper, Thomas"  10/04/01 10:57AM >>>
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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