|From:||"Scholz, Stephen J." |
I agree with Joyce. A little surface decal will work fine. At the same time you have to keep in mind that decal on a bone marrow biopsy can give a false negative for iron a certain percentage (I think it was 30% in the study I saw) of the time. That being said, if I am doing anything other than iron staining I usually use a little surface decal.
Stephen J. Scholz
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
From: Weems, Joyce [SMTP:JWEEMS@sjha.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 12:41 PM
To: 'Gomez, Milton'; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Decalcify
After gently facing the block, soak in decal (surface decal) in a small
weigh boat with decal in it. There is a fine line between too much decal and
just right for sectioning, but this usually works for me.
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
404-851-7831 - fax
From: Gomez, Milton [mailto:Milton.Gomez@msnyuhealth.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:17 PM
I have a bone marrow core biopsy embedded in paraffin that needs to be
re-decalcified. Any suggestions?
New York University Medical Center