Troubleshooting Special Stains

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Sarah Britton, MS, HTL((ASCP) Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI created for NSH Laboratory Webinar Series

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).

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number WEB0816

Objectives

  • Describe how patient treatment can lead to improper microorganism staining
  • List the required fixative for the discussed special stains
  • Discuss the pre-analytical factors that can lead to special staining inconsistency

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Additional Information

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.

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