RE: [Histonet] progressive H&E staining using Gills

From:"Mickie Johnson"


Were you using Harris before? If so, the difference is that Gill
formulations stain the mucin of goblet cells quite a dark blue and many GI
docs don't like that look. They can get used to it though as ours did at
Sacred Heart Medical Center. Hope this helps.

Best Regards,
Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
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[] On Behalf Of Angela
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 11:30 AM
To: histonet
Subject: [Histonet] progressive H&E staining using Gills

We just switched our H&E stain to a progressive stain using Gill II
hematoxylin. Our derm guys love it, but now our GI docs are screaming bloody
murder. Does anyone have suggestions for a protocol that will make both
'relatively happy'?? Thanks for letting me pick your brains again!!!

Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP)
Technical Specialist, Histology
Geisinger Medical Center 
100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00
Danville, PA 17822
phone  570-214-9634
fax  570-271-5916 
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