[Histonet] INKING BREAST SPECIMENS
ttruscot <@t> vetmed.wsu.edu
Wed Apr 6 12:52:07 CDT 2005
Diana, It's been 8 yrs. Since I've been around mastectomy specimens, but
we had to use black India ink only because our pathologist told us that
India ink was the only dye that didn't give false IHC results... I think
due to natural estrogens in some plant derived dyes. Tom Truscott
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To: Diana McCaig; Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] INKING BREAST SPECIMENS
we just use one color, but we separate the four quadrants and dictate
quadrant is placed in which cassettes.
Joe Nocito BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
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From: "Diana McCaig" <dmccaig <@t> ckha.on.ca>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 2:45 PM
Subject: [Histonet] INKING BREAST SPECIMENS
> Is there a universal protocol for colors when inking mastectomy
> Are green, blue, yellow, red and black assigned to a particular aspect
> the specimen or is it pathologists preference?
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