[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 110, Issue 9

Mayer,Toysha N TNMayer <@t> mdanderson.org
Wed Jan 9 15:21:59 CST 2013


Try contacting the local hospitals for some blocks.  For trichrome and mucin, you can use small intestine.  Those are usually readily available from a local facility.  Iron uses liver or spleen and those can be obtained the same way.  By networking with other facilities you can begin a barter system for obtaining controls.  
I can send you an iron control block next week, is the address provided correct?

As for purchasing controls, only get those that you cannot get normal tissue for, like microorganisms.

Good luck,

Toysha N. Mayer, MBA, HT (ASCP)
Instructor, Education Coordinator
Program in Histotechnology
School of Health Professions
MD Anderson Cancer Center
(713) 563-3481
tnmayer <@t> mdanderson.org


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Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:07:09 +0000
From: "Johnston, Amy" <ajohnston <@t> oregonmed.net>
Subject: [Histonet] Control Tissue
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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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