[Histonet] Ventana H.Pylori antibody

Karen Lahti karenlahti3 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 18:41:15 CDT 2015

Hi Julia,

We have a GI lab and use Biocare's H. Pylori concentrate on Biocare's
IntelliPath.  We run about 50-75 H. pylori IHC each day.  They are very
clean and specific.  Our Pathologists and myself are extremely happy with
Biocare customer service and products.

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Cates, Julia via Histonet <
histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu');>> wrote:

> Good day Histonet,
> I have seen in the past conversations regarding Ventana's H.Pylori
> antibody and how dirty looking the stain can be.  We have been using this
> antibody for several years now and have never really been happy with the
> quality.  We have tried the recommended methods to "clean up" the stain and
> still we run into repeating the stain and/or complaints from the
> pathologists.  We are considering using a different vendor but my concern
> is that my efforts will be a lateral move.  Is anyone using a product that
> produces a clean stain or is this something inherent to this antibody?  Are
> the pathologists happy with it and not just tolerating it?
> Thank you for your suggestions,
> Julia Cates, HT(ASCP)cm
> Pathology Coordinator, Pathology
> Florida Hospital Waterman
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Thank You,
Karen Lahti, HT ( ASCP), QIHC

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