[Histonet] AFB by IHC

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Apr 3 11:45:16 CDT 2012

I think you should clarify with your pathologist this request because AFB, as you perfectly know, is a procedure in itself. Is it that s/he wants to detect acid fast bacteria with an IHC method instead of the Ziehl-Nielsen method?
In that case your only option is to look in the IHC providers catalogs if an antibody has been developed for  the different types of Mycobacteria and use it.
Perhaps your pathologist has found out that H. pyloris are now detected in many labs using IHC and s/he wants to do the same with Mycobacteria.
You will need to get a clarification about that request.
René J.

--- On Tue, 4/3/12, Amy Self <ASelf <@t> georgetownhospitalsystem.org> wrote:

From: Amy Self <ASelf <@t> georgetownhospitalsystem.org>
Subject: [Histonet] AFB by IHC
To: "'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 11:48 AM

My pathologist wants an AFB stain done by IHC.  Is this stain/procedure even doable and if so where?

Thanks in advance for your help,  Amy

Amy Self
Georgetown Hospital System
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