[Histonet] Steiner and Steiner method/H. pylori

connie grubaugh conniegrubaugh <@t> hotmail.com
Tue Dec 9 16:34:04 CST 2003

I tried to use Zinc Formalin instead of uranyl nitrate and the bugs would 
not stain.  Tried it a couple of times and the Doctors were not happy at all 
with the results.  \\\\
We only use the Steiner when the Doctors think they see bugs but due to a 
lot of inflammation they need to be more specific.
We use the Diff Quick stain  for the daily routine.
Connie Grubaugh
Lab. Med Con
Las Vegas Nv

>From: Tony Henwood <AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au>
>To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>CC: "'Derek and/or Lynda Leopold'" <leopold <@t> mnsi.net>
>Subject: RE: [Histonet] Steiner and Steiner method/H. pylori
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:13:13 +1100
>For HP, the Warthin Starry modifications seem to be the best (?gold
>Unfortunately many of us find the stain complex and long. Not a good 
>stain for most labs.
>You can replace the uranyl nitrate with Zinc Formalin, Lead nitrate and
>ferric alum
>Tony Henwood JP, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
>Laboratory Manager
>The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
>Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
>Tel: 612 9845 3306
>Fax: 612 9845 3318
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Derek and/or Lynda Leopold [mailto:leopold <@t> mnsi.net]
>Sent: Wednesday, 10 December 2003 8:30 AM
>To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>Subject: [Histonet] Steiner and Steiner method/H. pylori
>Hi list,
>Would anyone care to comment on the Steiner and Steiner (microwave)
>method for spirochetes?  I susupect my lab's pathologists are interested
>in it for viewing H. pylori, yet in all the "HP" talk on this list I
>have yet to hear it mentioned.  How does it compare from a tech safety
>standpoint?  As a brand-new tech, I still do crazy things like read the
>safety warnings on ingredients, and that whole uranyl nitrate
>radioactive thing is sort of bothering me.  We use no protective
>equipment when doing this stain (which the doctors still call "Warthin
>Starry", incidentally, but hey---they're making the big bucks....)
>I'll take anyone's 2 cents...
>Lynda Leopold
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