RE: H pylori and special stains
We automatically do H.Pylori on all gastrics. We also do Alcian-Blue PAS on
all esophageal biopsies and PAS & Retic on all bone marrows.
As for a standing order..... Are special stains not at the descretion of the
Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
Licking Memorial Hospital
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Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 1:28 PM
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Subject: H pylori and special stains
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
been seen? Has anyone had experience with seeking an annual 'standing
from gastroenterologist groups desiring these special stains on all gastric
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