[Histonet] gram stain controls

From:"Fischer, R. B"

     My pathologist has made a gram neg/pos control block for us to use.
He made this by taking separate cultures of each and suspended them in
histo gel. The control stains well. My question is: Since we are
performing gram stain on tissues exclusively, will this cultured control
be an accepted method as a control for tissues, or must we use tissue
with gram pos/neg organisms. Thanks for your reply.
R.Brian Fischer
Histology Lead Tech
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
PO Box HH Monterey Ca. 93942
Fax: 831-6583683
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