RE: [Histonet] amyloid in FNA smears

From:Tony Henwood

If you are using congo red, try air-drying (you get better retention of
material) followed by formalin vapor fixation.

Two references that might be of use:
1.	Duston, M.A.,etal (1987) Am.J.Med. 82:412-414.
2.	Libbey,C.A., (1983) Arch. Intern. Med. 143;1549-1552.


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
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Subject: [Histonet] amyloid in FNA smears

What is the best fixation for smears from a fat-pad of a patient suspected
with having amyloidosis, to get optimal preservation for demonstration of

Ronnie Houston
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