[Histonet] ?bacterial/fungal contamination on slides

From:"Beverly Rowe"

We are experiencing contamination of  GMS and PAS-F stained slides with
a filamentous microorganism, bacterial or possibly fungal. Our flotation
baths and stainers are cleaned daily with Sparkleen and water. We use
distilled water to fill the baths. We use the Ventana system for the
stains, which is decontaminated regularly. Anyone one else experience
this? Any suggestions to the cause of this. 


Beverly Rowe, RT.

Pathology Quality Management Coordinator

Pathology Dept.Rm.2423

St.Clare's Mercy Hospital

Eastern Health

St. John's, NL




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