[Histonet] Control Tissue

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 08:48:27 CST 2013

At the start of your lab activities you will have to rely on colleagues from other labs willing to give you old blocks (those not required to be kept any longer) that are positive for some procedures. With time you will build your own "collection" from your cases. 
Try always to use tissues that are (+) for several procedures. Small intestine is good for mucin and trichrome. Bone marrow is good for Perl's method.
René J. 

From: "Johnston, Amy" <ajohnston <@t> oregonmed.net>
To: "histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu> 
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:07 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Control Tissue

Is there any way to obtain control blocks? We are in the process of starting up a new histology lab and control slides are a lot more expensive than I thought:( .  I have purchased several boxes already, I was hoping I could find the others as they should be easy to find.  (I tried NSH, they no longer have a bank of blocks.)  I still need controls for trichrome, iron and mucin, any suggestions?

Amy Johnston HT(ASCP)
Histology Technician
Oregon Medical Group
4140 Quest Drive
Eugene, OR 97402

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