[Histonet] AFB contaminant

Kienitz, Kari kkienitz at orclinic.com
Thu Jul 9 14:47:27 CDT 2015

most likely a fungus ball, confirm with a PAS

Kari Kienitz HT, (ASCP)
Histology Laboratory
The Oregon Clinic
1111 NE 99th Ave
Portland, OR  97220
kkienitz at orclinic.com

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From: Abbott, Tanya [TanyaAbbott at catholichealth.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 12:09 PM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] AFB contaminant

Has anyone ever had a problem with a possible contaminant in their AFB hand stain? If so, how did you deal with it? Any suggestions?
Ours actually looked like an AFB like organism, which we later determined to be negative.

Tanya G. Abbott
Manager Technologist
St Joseph Medical Center
(phone) 610-378-2635

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