Acid Fast Stains: Gastric Asp.

Dory Paul Levy dory at bga.com
Thu Jun 29 18:36:53 EST 1995


	In our lab (500 bed hospital) we do not currently do acid fast stains on 
gastric asparites.   I've not seen other labs whose CAP inspections I have 
parcipated in  offering acid fast stains on gastric asps either.   	

Two questions:

1.  Is there any reason not to do acid fast stains on gastric asparates?
2.  Of those who do acid fast stains on this specimen, are you comfortable 
with the results you are producing---are you matching your culture results 
etc. 

Thanks

Dory Paul Levy MT(ascp)
Microbiology
Austin, Tx
dory at bga.com



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