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Histology Special Stains: Carbohydrates (Online CE Course)

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Author: Tanisha N. Neely, HT (ASCP)
Reviewer: Carla Shoffeitt, MSM, HT(ASCP)

This course is the first in a series of courses that will explore special stains used in the clinical histology laboratory. Basic carbohydrate staining mechanisms and classifying carbohydrates will be discussed. The material presented details the chemistry, diagnostic application and staining protocols for special stains used to demonstrate carbohydrates in tissue samples.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 578-019-16, approved through 3/31/2018
Course number 20-547697, approved through 9/1/2018

Objectives

  • Explain basic staining mechanisms and the factors affecting dye binding.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of carbohydrate classifications and the anatomic sites where certain types of carbohydrates may be detected.
  • Identify and troubleshoot special staining methods that are routinely used in the clinical histology laboratory to demonstrate carbohydrates in tissue samples.
  • Explain the clinical/diagnostic purpose for performing special staining procedures.

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Additional Information

Level of instruction: Intermediate

Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory histotechnologists and technicians,and other medical laboratory personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for histology and clinical laboratory science students,  pathology residents, and practicing pathologists.
 
Author information: Tanisha N. Neely, HT(ASCP) is a global histology technical liaison for Covance Central Laboratory Services. Prior to this position, she worked in hospital laboratories in histology and microbiology departments. Ms. Neely attended Indiana University where she earned an associates degree in General Studies and a Certificate in Histotechnology.  She is a member of the National Society for Histotechnology and the Indiana Society for Histotechnology.
 
Reviewer information: Carla J. Shoffeitt, MSM, HT(ASCP) is the Manager of the Pathology Department of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. She is certified as a Histotechnician and has over 18 years of experience in the field of Histology.
 
Course Description: This course is the first in a series of courses that will explore special stains used in the clinical histology laboratory.

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Alcian blue pH 2.5
Mucicarmine stain demonstraiting goblet cells containing mucin
PAS demonstrating goblet cells in small intestine
PAS without diastase; liver
PAS; gallbladder
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Goblet cells; mucicarmine stain


Alcian blue pH 2.5


Mucicarmine stain demonstraiting goblet cells containing mucin


PAS demonstrating goblet cells in small intestine


PAS without diastase; liver


PAS; gallbladder