[Histonet] reference for the nail protocol

Orr, Rebecca ROrr <@t> enh.org
Tue Feb 27 21:14:40 CST 2007

We are using this Ammonium hydroxide  protocol, but I  don't have a
clear reference...
We've "been doing it forever"....
Do you think I'll get dinged by CAP if my procedure manual indicates
"Joe the Toe" as my reference?

Assistant Manager, Anatomic Pathology
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 17:03:08 -0600
From: "Joe Nocito" <jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] PAS stain for nail fungus
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Hey Doc,
you have the South Texas Toenail lab guy right here. That's why I'm
known as 
"Joe the Toe".
    We soak our nails in 20% ammonium hydroxide for at least an hour
we put the blocks on the machine to process. We've been getting nailed
for a 
couple of years and perform a PAS for Fungus on each case that we do. 
Reimbursement must be good, we keep getting nailed.

Joe the Toe or just JTT

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