From:"Hofecker, Jennifer L"

Thanks for passing along the recipe for all of us.  I would like to make
a plea to anyone who might be "making" some control blocks or who may
have some around:  The NSH Tissue Control Bank is currently OUT of
fungus controls. Would you please consider sending a few our way?  I can
give you information for mailing.

That being said, if anybody comes up with a bunch of good control blocks
(for any stain) please consider donating to the bank.
If you are a MEMBER of NSH and are in need of a block, let us know.  We
are always in need of donations of control material. The bank can only
exist if those of us who "take" from it "give back" when we can.

Thanks in advance for any/all donations.  

Jennifer L. Hofecker, HT(ASCP)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Neuropathology 
Nashville, TN
ph. (615)343-0083
fax. (615)343-7089
NSH Quality Control Committee Chair

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:15 AM
To: Diana McCaig;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] FUNGI CONTROL BLOCK

I sent some out to someone not so long ago so I don't have much left
but...  You can make your own pretty easily.  I streaked some bread mold
onto a blood agar plate and let it grow (at room temp).  Cut up the agar
into cassette-sized pieces (wrapped mine in papers before putting them
into the cassettes) and run them through your tissue processor.  Loaded
with hyphae... beautiful PAS and GMS.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Diana
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 3:04 PM
Subject: [Histonet] FUNGI CONTROL BLOCK

Does someone have a good fungus control block that demonstrates hyphae?
Would be truly appreciated Diana McCaig Histology Lab Chatham Kent
Health Alliance Chatham. Ontario N8A 5E1 519-352-6401  (6604)
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