Course Description: This webinar will discuss the most commonly used special stains in the clinical histology lab. For each stain there will be a discussion of required fixation and processing techniques what good staining should look like and basic troubleshooting when staining is wrong. Stains to be included in the discussion will be connective tissue (Trichrome, Reticulin and elastin) , microorganism (Gram, AFB, Fungus, Silver Impregnation Techniques) and pigment and mineral stains (Iron, Calcium, Melanin).
Presenter Bio: Sarah Birtton is the Program Director of the Schools of Histotechnology (HT and HTL) programs at Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan and the Safety and Chemical Hygiene Officer for the department of Anatomic Pathology. Previous to that she worked as the instructor for the Schools, and previous to that as a bench histotechnologist in the histology lab at Beaumont Hospital. She has presented multiple times at the spring and fall symposium of the Michigan Society of Histotechnologists, and at several other state society meetings. She also presented at the NSH Summer Symposium and the NSH Symposium/Convention. She completed her B.S. at Oakland University, and M.S. at Wayne State University.
Additional Information: This webinar was presented in August 2016 as part of the annual NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.