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About kackieanne

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  1. I have a colleague who is doing laboratory work as part of a medical mission in Central America. The only hematology stain she has is a quick stain with three bottles; fixative, stain A (pink, presumably eosin) and Stain B (blue, presumably methylene blue) She is asking about using the stain in malaria testing. I know the CDC recommends Giemsa, and using Wrights only as a quick test for follow up with Giemsa. Neither is an option for her. Does anyone on the listserve have any experience with detecting malaria on a quick stained blood smear?
  2. I saw a Blood Hound prototype 5-10 years ago. I wish the FDA would work faster. I think the technology looks very very hopeful.
  3. We just tried to order Serofuges for our student lab, and found out that BD no longer makes the Serofuge. Does anyone know when they stopped? What are people doing? I think we found some sources for the Serofuge 2002--but when those sources dry up, I think we'll have to go to another manufacturer for our student labs.
  4. My students really find the simulated diffs on this website to be extremely helpful. A subscription costs $35, and you can choose regular diffs or advanced diffs. The website is https://www.labce.com/ and you want the "WBC Differential Simulator". As to distinguishing reactive lymphs from monos: there are lots of ways to describe the differences, but in the end, it just takes seeing lots and lots of cells. Eventually your mind will make neural networks and you will just recognize the cells. To me it's like the experience of signing up for a class with people you don't know. At fir
  5. I have a friend who volunteers in a clinic in Honduras. She currently uses a hematocrit reader but would like to use a point of care hemoglobin instrument. Any suggestions? The climate control in her clinic is not reliable, and she would have to transport any instrument she chooses. Thank you for your help, Kerry
  6. Hello, A marvelous hematologist shared her procedure for using Hema-Tek's stain reagents to perform a manual stain. The stain is beautiful, but I'm staining in Coplin jars, and by the end of a large batch of slides, I ended up with LOTS of precipitate on the slides. Does anyone have a way to remove precipitate from Wright's-stained slides? (I think next time I'll be sure to change the rinse reagent more often)
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