[Histonet] Performing PAS with Diastase by Hand

Vickroy, James jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com
Wed Oct 5 15:48:05 CDT 2016

We are starting to perform a PAS with diastase for fungus to be used by our dermatopathologist.   At first we weren't sure he was going to need a method that used diastase but he now prefers it.  Problem is our PAS counter kit did not come with diastase.  Please don't tell me to use saliva although I'm old enough to know we did for years.  We did order some powered diastase that was quite expensive and of course the working solution had a very short shelf-life.   Can anybody recommend a product and vendor that is relatively inexpensive and economical to use?


Jim Vickroy
Histology Manager
Springfield Clinic, Main Campus, East Building
1025 South 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois  62703
Office:  217-528-7541, Ext. 15121
Email:  jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com<mailto:jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com>

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