Re: [Histonet] (no subject)


Hi Jodi-
  As most of my methods are proven by practice, not by science, please try this on an old block first:
  When you cut the section before dipping in a fixative, hold the slide's empty side against the back of your hand or arm (covered of course by a glove) to warm the OCT and 'melt' the section onto the charged slide.  As soon as you see the OCT liquefy, drop it gently into the acetone.  We've used 95% etOH as a fixative as well--seems to be a bit gentler on things that roll off...but again I caution--practice on a case that has been signed out as a parallel. 

Cheryl Kerry, HT(ASCP) 
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