[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 20, Issue 23

Madary, Joseph MadaryJ <@t> MedImmune.com
Wed Jul 20 08:30:53 CDT 2005

Checked in by medical personnel with security right there, and checked out by security.  After many arguments with security I was finally able to get them to assist with lifting the bodies on and off the table.  It was in their job description but I guess they thought no was an acceptable answer.  When could we start saying that?  I missed the boat again!

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Cytology Immuno's (Richard Cartun)
   2. Re: Bodies in Morgue (chiggerson <@t> memhosp.com)


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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:20:03 -0400
From: "Richard Cartun" <Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Cytology Immuno's
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I use paraffin sections for positive controls and, yes, I consider it adequate for confirming that the test worked.  Obviously, an internal positive control is best, but is not always present.  Each laboratory needs to validate the individual antibodies on cytologic specimens using known cases.  In our experience, some antibodies don't work very well on alcohol-fixed cytology specimens and, therefore, should be used with caution.  I have not been able to confirm this, but I don't think "IVD" labels for antibodies used on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections apply when used on cytology specimens.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

>>> Jean Gillson <jean.gillson <@t> elht.nhs.uk> 07/19/05 10:40AM >>>
Can I ask you all, what do you use as controls when doing ICC on cytology
cytospin preps or smears?  Since there isn't much sample, do you use
paraffin sections as positive controls and is that adequate control
measures?  We currently only use paraffin cytoblocks but considering ICC on
thin layer cytology preps and wondering what control material to use.
Thanks for your help.

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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:35:58 -0500
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Subject: [Histonet] Re: Bodies in Morgue
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Bodies are checked in and released by Security.


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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 16:37:34 +0000
From: "Paula Wilder" <histo20 <@t> hotmail.com>
Subject: [Histonet] Bodies in morgue - who does the checking?
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Hi everyone!

Any feedback on whose responsibility it is to check bodies in the morgue 
your respective instituition would be greatly appreciated.  So far, by 
phoning neighboring hospitals, I have found that Security, a diener 
or the Pathology Assistants are the ones responsible.  Any help in this 
would truly be greatly appreciated!  Thanks so much!

Paula Wilder
St.Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD 21204


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