[Histonet] Tap Water in Staining

Parker, Helayne HParker <@t> Skaggs.Net
Wed Dec 7 08:59:00 CST 2005

In using tap water for an H & E stain is there any documentation or
testing that needs to be done to confirm that the tap water is ok for
use.  They have been using DI water here and there were complaints of
slides being too pink from the Pathologist.  I put the tap water into
the regimen instead as I have always used tap for H & E staining -color
is now fine - no problems.  But I was asked by the other tech is that
was acceptable.  Having never been a supervisor I am not aware of any
documentation needed. Can anyone advise.

Helayne Parker, HT (A.S.C.P.)
Histology Section Head
Skaggs Community Health Center
Branson, MO  

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