Re: H pylori and special stains

From:Kelly Booher

We routinely do a Giemsa stain for Helicobacter pylori
on all gastric biopsies, in addition to the H&E.

Kelly Booher, BS, HTL (ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology
Swedish Medical Center, Providence Campus
Seattle, WA  98122

--- wrote:
> 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 
> biopsies?
> Thanks,
> K Whittenburg

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