[Histonet] Aspergillus tissue blocks for controls
dmccaig <@t> ckha.on.ca
Mon Nov 4 16:31:18 CST 2013
As well we have used mushroom and other moldy food products but it only demonstrates the mold and not tissue elements. But you can mince tissue and mix it with the fungus or mold so it one big segment and this gave more desirable results.
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Hans B Snyder
Sent: November-04-13 4:47 PM
To: Patrick Laurie
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu; Vickroy, Jim
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Aspergillus tissue blocks for controls
We have tried the moldy peel also but the pathologists did not like this and would not accept any controls of this form. I don't blame them they want to see it naturally occurring.
Hans B Snyder
60 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01605
hans <@t> histologistics.com <haqns <@t> histologistics.com>
On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Patrick Laurie <foreightl <@t> gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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
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