Re: [Histonet] Staining for TB

From:"Vinnie Della Speranza"

yes. since the organism creates an environment of caseous necrosis around itself and in which it lives, it is entirely possible that organisms could contaminate a coplin jar of stain and although non-viable, be left floating where they can adhere to subsequent slides.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
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Charleston, SC 29425
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>>> "Celebre Julia"  09/28/06 11:40AM >>>
Hello Netters...

Just curious to know how everybody does their ZN special stain?
We have been told it is not recomended to perform this stain in a coplin jar, that the slides should be stained individually to avoid possible cross contamination from the control slide. Is this a proven fact ?  

Julia Celebre MLT
Anatomic Pathology
Hamilton General Hospital
905-527-0271  ext 46179

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