[Histonet] Staining for Helicobacter

Bill Blank bill501 <@t> mindspring.com
Tue Aug 26 09:57:07 CDT 2003

At 10:30 AM -0400 8/26/03, LaFriniere, Mike wrote:
>One of my concerns was this
>is definitely a higher cost of staining, however if it was my biopsy or one
>of my family members, I would want the best method availble to confirm a
>diagnosis, and not having a disease process possibly missed by low cost less
>sensitive testing methods.

If it were me or my family and the clinical context were appropriate, 
I would want treatment whether the little buggers were demonstrated 
or not.

Personally, I think IHC is overkill for H. pylori and also think the 
pattern of inflammation more important than actually demonstrating 
the bugs.

Bill Blank, MD
Heartland Lab, Inc

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