[Histonet] AFB contaminant

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 9 15:36:05 CDT 2015

We had some a few years ago and thought it was contaminating bacteria, but turned out to be dirty water from the di tap. We had our plumbers take it apart and clean everything. 

Tim Morken
Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus 
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Abbott, Tanya [mailto:TanyaAbbott at catholichealth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 12:10 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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