RE: Cytoprep

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From:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <>, "'Mary McCoy'" <>
Date:Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:12:38 -0700

We do a toluidine blue screening slide for all non-gyne cases.  All the
negatives can be batched and stained together.  The positives must be
stained separately and the stains and reagents filtered.

Jennifer MacDonald

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> From: 	Mary McCoy[]
> Sent: 	Monday, October 04, 1999 2:10 PM
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> Subject: 	Cytoprep
> In many clinical labs the histotechs also do cytoprep, so I hope it's OK
> to ask a cytoprep question on the Histonet!
> About how long should it take a tech to prepare about 10-12 specimens of
> Non-Gyn cytologies using the Thin Prep Technique? (specimens are already
> registered and accessioned)   And also, does each specimen/patient have to
> be stained individually or can they be batched together? I know the
> staining set up has to be stripped down if a case is posative, but does
> that mean, there can be no batching.  Thanks in advance!

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