Re: [Histonet] nail sectioning


Have you ever tried cutting Frozen sections of the unfixed toenail and
fingernail ?  You may be surprised to find they cut quite easily as a
frozen section compared to a paraffin processed block.

Best regards,


Mark Lewis
Product Specialist
Anatomical Pathology
Clinical Diagnostics
Thermo Electron Corporation
(412) 747-4013
(412) 788-1097

                      "Bliss, Mary E."                                                                                                              
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Hi to All,

Does anyone have a good procedure for fixing and cutting in good
fingernail and toenail sections?  We are trying to come up with
something which will allow us to produce a good stainable slide with ALL
of the tissue still intact on it!  I have heard about using
trichloroacetic acid but can't seem to find a procedure anywhere.  Have
also heard about /tried Nair and soapy water.  Does anyone have any
information to share?

Humbly yours,

Mary E. Bliss

Lead Histologist

Northwest Pathology, P.S.

3614 Meridian St. Suite 100

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360)734-2800 x601

(360)734-3818 FAX

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