Release Date: May 2018
CMLE Credit Only
Ada T. Feldman, MS, HT/HTL(ASCP)CM
CEO, Anatech Ltd, Battle Creek, MI
Each step in the handling of a tissue specimen has the potential of altering the final H&E result. This presentation will discuss the major areas in tissue processing and in the H&E staining protocol that can modify the stained appearance of the tissue. Problems discussed include smudgy nuclei, aberrant staining, “soap suds,” haziness, and more. The presentation shows “problem” slides, their respective processing and/or staining schedules, and the steps necessary to correct the problem.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the cause of poor staining.
- Improve processing schedules.
- Correct staining errors.
Who should attend? Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Histotechnologists, Students