RE: H pylori and special stains
Yes, we do diff-quik on all gastric biopsies but had to put the brake on
auto-alcian blue on esophogial bx's as they sometimes change their minds and
want pas for fungus instead and then it is too late.(we take a section on
Some request auto-retic, fe, and trichrome on livers but if I check the H&E
and see mets. I ask the Dr. and it is usually cancelled. Biopsies are
getting smaller and we are able to do lots with very little but it is just
crazy to waste any.
From: Tom McNemar [mailto:TMcNemar@lmhealth.org]
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 8:41 AM
To: 'Instaken@aol.com'; Pathassistants@yahoogroups.com;
Subject: 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
From: Instaken@aol.com [mailto:Instaken@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 1:28 PM
To: Pathassistants@yahoogroups.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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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