[Histonet] H.pylori immunos on gastric biopsies

GUTIERREZ, JUAN juan.gutierrez <@t> christushealth.org
Tue Jan 24 07:53:19 CST 2006

We do immunos on all gastric biopsies.  We had some cases that looked
negative by giemsa stain, yet the clinical hx suggested otherwise.  When
we ran the immunos on these so called negatives, we were shocked to see
the amount of organisms we had missed.  Do you want to take that chance?
I always ask myself: what if this was my biopsy?  Something to think

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Cazares,
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 3:34 PM
To: histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: [Histonet] H.pylori immunos on gastric biopsies

Hello Histonetters,


I was wondering if anyone out there is doing immuno staining routinely
on all gastric bx's?  We are considering this in my lab, but I have my
reservations. If some of you do, how many a week?  And those who don't,
why not?  I will be doing a literature search on this topic, but if
anyone knows of a specific article I sure would appreciate it if you
could share it with me.


Thank you,


Ruth Cazares


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