[Histonet] AFB Contamination
bhewlett <@t> cogeco.ca
Tue Apr 24 15:19:39 CDT 2007
Contaminated waterbaths, tap water rinses and re-used staining solutions
have all been found to be a potential source of contamination.
I would suspect tap nozzles as the #1 source.
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From: <Tracey.Lenek <@t> CLS.ab.ca>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:13 PM
Subject: [Histonet] AFB Contamination
We are experiencing transient false positive ZN staining on skin biopies.
Today a slide had clumped AFB over the majority of the slide where no tissue
was present. Previous to this, only one or two bacilli were noted on the
Has anyone investigated and found a contaminated waterbath or perhaps the
Kinyoun's is the culprit as our lab reuses both? Any help would be
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