[Histonet] RE: Cytology Staining

Tom McNemar TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org
Thu Jun 27 04:47:53 CDT 2013

We stain all fluids separately and check for malignancy.  If malignant, the stains are changed before staining anything else.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of McCabe, Sara
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:19 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Cytology Staining

I have a question for those of you that also may perform cytology specimens at your facility.  How do you prevent carryover from one case to another?  For example, we had obvious carryover from a pleural fluid onto an FNA of a thyroid case.  This has never happened here (to our knowledge).  Has anyone else every experienced this?  We spray fixed our slides with an alcohol/acetone based fixative before staining them.  Any advice would be appreciated!

Sara McCabe, HT(ASCP)
DuBois Regional Medical Center

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