Re: H pylori and special stains
We routinely do a Giemsa stain for Helicobacter pylori
on all gastric biopsies, in addition to the H&E.
Kelly Booher, BS, HTL (ASCP)
Swedish Medical Center, Providence Campus
Seattle, WA 98122
--- Instaken@aol.com 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
> K Whittenburg
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