[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 10, Issue 22

DEllenburg2 <@t> stfrancishealth.org DEllenburg2 <@t> stfrancishealth.org
Wed Sep 15 14:18:26 CDT 2004

Not sure if this is what you are looking far.  
Hematoxylin, 1% aqueous solution................................   50.0 cc.
Chromium alum, 3% aqueous solution..............................   50.0 cc.
To 100 cc. of chromium hematoxylin add 0.1 gm. of potassium iodate.  
Boil until a deep blue.  The mixture is ripe immediately anc can be used
as long as a film with a metallic luster forms on its surface in a Coplin
jar.  Filter before use.  Hope this helps.  If you would like I will fax
this procedure to you. 
Deborah Ellenburg, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
(phone)  864-255-1278
(fax)    864-2551664

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Block retention (LuAnn Anderson)
   2. Cutting controls (Cox, Jill)
   3. RE: Sulfur Granule Stain (Bill Blank)
   4. Gomori chrome alum hematoxylin (Jose Luis Palazon Fernandez)
   5. CD179 (Mildred Fail)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:56:48 -0500
From: LuAnn Anderson <ander093 <@t> tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Block retention
To: "Pizi, Dave" <Dave.Pizi <@t> carolinashealthcare.org>,
	<histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
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We have all slides and blocks dating back at least 30 years or more. We 
have received many requests over the years for slides that are older than 
10 years--so this is a very valid concern, IMHO. We have a separate store 
room where these slides and blocks are kept. Our Neuropathologist does not 
want anything discarded--don't know what we'll do when the storeroom fills 
up--but we will be able to pull slides/blocks if needed. I do agree that 
this policy should be reviewed.


At 11:31 AM 9/15/04 -0400, Pizi, Dave wrote:
>I hope this doesn't open a can of worms, but our medical director would 
>like to know how other labs are handling block and slide disposal when 
>there is a cancer center involved.  His concern is that even though we are 
>following CAP and state guidelines when we discard after 10 years, the 
>cancer center folks will request something older and we won't be able to 
>help them.  I can't think of a way to identify, retrieve and hold this 
>material that doesn't give me a headache.
>Dave Pizi
>Carolinas HealthCare System
>Charlotte, NC
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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:09:04 -0700
From: "Cox, Jill" <Jill.Cox <@t> providence.org>
Subject: [Histonet] Cutting controls
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Hello Netters,
 I had previously posted a message on starting a control cutting business.
Well I did it!!!  Thank you for all your help. My website is the only thing
I have left to finish. If anyone needs any assistance in control slides or
just cutting blocks I would love to help you. Now you at least have one more
resource.    I hope this is ok content to post.        Thanks again... 

Jill Cox HT ascp
Pathology Supervisor
Little Company of Mary
4101 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance Ca. 90503
(310) 543-6736

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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:27:02 -0500
From: Bill Blank <bill501 <@t> mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Sulfur Granule Stain
To: "Marshall Terry Dr,	Consultant Histopathologist"
	<Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk>, 	"Paula Lucas"
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At 4:02 PM +0100 9/15/04, Marshall Terry Dr,
	Consultant Histopathologist wrote:
>A tea strainer would likely have been better than ThinPrep:-)

LOL! I do use tea strainers in the gross room (American tea 
strainers...). Almost anything will stain them - an H&E is fine. They 
are PAS+, AFB+ Gram+ etc

It might be better to culture for actinomyces... If this is a serious 

As I recall...

Bill Blank
http://kernunnos.com (Celtic studies and numismatics)
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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:31:57 +0200 (CEST)
From: Jose Luis Palazon Fernandez <jluis.palazon <@t> icman.csic.es>
Subject: [Histonet] Gomori chrome alum hematoxylin
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Dear list-members

Greetings. I can not find the recipe to prepare Gomori´s chrome alum
hematoxylin. Could any of you help me please?

Thanks in advance

José Luis


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:56:25 -0400
From: "Mildred Fail" <failm <@t> musc.edu>
Subject: [Histonet] CD179
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Has anyone used this marker? IF so at what dilution
Rena Fail


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