Re: [Histonet] Biopsy processing schedule

From:"Fred Underwood"

Have one of the stations on the processor filled with tap water to rinse the tissue prior to going into the zinc formalin.  Change this station daily.  I have done this in the past and it worked well.


>>> "Lorraine Cornett"  04/19/04 01:48PM >>>
Could someone please share with me your processing protocol for your biopsy 

We have been using Zinc Formalin on our processors, we were noticing a lot 
of "crunchy" colon polyps, etc.  We tried going back to 10% NBF, but the 
Dr.'s prefer the nuclear detail that Zinc Formalin provides, especially when 
the 10% NBF did not make a noticeable difference in the "crunchiness".

Does anyone have an idea to use 10% NBF and Zinc Formalin on the processor,=20
knowing that somehow the cassettes will need to be rinsed before the Zinc 

All ideas and thoughts are appreciated.

Lorraine Cornett, HT (ASCP)
Blue Ridge Pathology
Kingsport,TN  37660
423 224-6767 fax 423 224-5349

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