RE: H pylori and special stains

From:Tony Henwood

RE: H pylori and special stains

We do a TBAY stain on all gastric biopsies.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: (02) 9845 3306
Fax: (02) 9845 3318

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, 25 October 2002 3:28
Subject: H pylori and special stains

Hi all,
    Does your lab automatically perform special stains for H pylori on all
gastric biopsy material as a matter of routine or do you wait and perform
them at the discretion of the pathologist after the H&E-stained sections have
been seen?  Has anyone had experience with seeking an annual 'standing order'
from gastroenterologist groups desiring these special stains on all gastric
K Whittenburg

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