Re: Rapid Processing of Prostate Bx's

From:RSRICHMOND@aol.com

Tina Cahak at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin asks about 
artifacts in prostatic needle biopsies, possibly the result of two hour 
processing.

Why is such rapid processing needed? The patient doesn't need a fast answer, 
he needs the right answer, and processing should be optimal. You should be 
cutting at least three H & E sections, and three additional sections onto 
suitable slides to do a high molecular weight cytokeratin stain on the - at 
least - 5% of cases that require it.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN



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