[Histonet] AFB contaminant

Bryan Llewellyn llewllew at shaw.ca
Thu Jul 9 15:03:41 CDT 2015

This may be AFB contamination from tap water. The organisms grow in the 
end of cold water taps. You should take the taps apart and thoroughly 
descale and scrub out. The organisms may be somewhat longer and thicker 
than TB, and may be quite distinctly beaded.

Bryan Llewellyn

Abbott, Tanya wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Tanya G. Abbott
> Manager Technologist
> Histology/Cytology
> St Joseph Medical Center
> (phone) 610-378-2635
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