[Histonet] RE: H&E stain uneven

Scott, Lynn M. Lynn.Scott <@t> ahss.org
Mon Feb 14 10:49:37 CST 2011

I had this happen before and our issue was that the stain froze in shipment.  Change stainer with a lot number that was not shipped in cold weather and see if it helps.

Lynn M. Scott, MLT, HT, (ASCP) QIHC
Adventist Lab Partners
Regional Supervisor, Pathology
(630) 856-7859
Lynn.Scott <@t> ahss.org
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] RE: H&E stain uneven

What about uneven H&E staining on frozen sections (where paraffin is not involved?)

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From: Bryan, Isabelle <ibryan <@t> CMC-NH.ORG>
Subject: [Histonet] RE: H&E stain uneven
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu, madelinegi <@t> yahoo.com
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:53 AM

Patchy/Irregular H&E staining    
*Water left in tissue, incomplete drying: make sure to completely dry your slides.
*Residual wax preventing penetration of aqueous and alcoholic dye solutions leaving areas totally devoid of stain or Xylene allowed to accumulate at top of slide during dewaxing preventing staining by aqueous solution: replace xylene bath if contains traces of water, prolong xylene treatment, keep correct levels in baths.

Uneven/Poor chromatin    
*Water or formalin contamination in infiltrating paraffin
*Contamination of reagents on processor: check equipment for malfunction, replace reagents in processor
*Absorption of atmospheric water by the dehydrating alcohols: check humidity levels in lab

Isabelle Bryan
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester NH 

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Hello everyone in the histology world, I have a problem with my H&E stain this just started and I am not sure why.  Can someone tell me how does a routine H&E stain unevenly?  I am currently using Gill III I run it down as usual this routine worked well from months and now it is uneven any suggestion would be greatly appreciated….  

Madeline Rotger Milanese H.T. BSHCS
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New City N.Y. 10965
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