processing without formalin

From:"Garrison, Becky" <>

I missed part of the thread about processing without formalin.   We have
always assumed the formalin on the processors was insurance that large
tissues were well fixed.  You mention biopsies; are large tissues 
(breasts, colon cancers, etc) processed the same way???
If so, how long are they in formalin before they go on the processor? 


Becky Garrison
Pathology Supervisor
Shands Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL  32209
fx 904-244-4290

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