RE: [Histonet] GI BX

From:"Happel, James F."


What type of blades do you use, disposable or re-sharpen?

James Happel

James F. Happel, DLM (ASCP) HTL
Technical Director of Surgical Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: 617.726.5153  *  Fax: 617.726.6829

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marcia Funk
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:19 AM
Subject: [Histonet] GI BX

Histo Folks,

This past week we have noticed that our GI Biopsies look like a train rails
running through.  Knives are sharp
and techs that are sectioning have been in the field for 10 years plus.  We do
not process the GI's in a shorter
processing, maybe I should.  What are your thoughts.  Also we are using
PARAPLAST Plus Medium for both
processing and embedding.  Do most labs use different paraffin for embedding ?
We have the Sakura
VIP Tissue processors.   I would appreciate any comments that you might share.

If you have sunshine send it my way as we are to get 4 to 8 inches on new snow
today and tomorrow.


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