[Histonet] Aspergillus tissue blocks for controls

Patrick Laurie foreightl <@t> gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 14:07:06 CST 2013

Hi Jim,

I have found a couple of ways.  First, if you are fortunate to have a micro
department nearby, they can make a very nice one for you (a Histotip in
Sakura's Histologic).  Another method, which doesn't work the best,  can be
moldy orange peel.  And the easiest, you can create your own (moldy
sausage) or even take some human tissue (fresh lung works the best) and
leave it with some moldy meat, then you can get a great one.

Good luck!

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Vickroy, Jim <Vickroy.Jim <@t> mhsil.com> wrote:

> We are in desperate needs of obtaining GMS controls.   In the old days we
> had all the fungal specimens we needed.  Today it is getting hard to find
> these tissues or controls.   Does anyone have any idea where we can get
> tissue blocks with Aspergillus or does anyone have any other suggestions
> about GMS controls.
> James Vickroy BS, HT(ASCP)
> Surgical  and Autopsy Pathology Technical Supervisor
> Memorial Medical Center
> 217-788-4046
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