RE: Tissue processing - small biopsies

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Dear Terry,
         With the Pathologists I work with (and it goes for most labs) if 
the pathologists have a problem we have a problem, troubleshoot and sort it 
out as a team. You will get sponge artifact if the tissue is fresh and it 
gets squashed into the holes in the sponge. Not a problem if the tissue is 
fixed first.
Annette Ryan
Medical Lab Technician
Histology Department
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Co Louth

At 03:48 PM 8/1/01 +0100, wrote:
>Let's get this straight David. You get no problems with foam artefact you 
>Do the pathologists? (You have not denied getting it, just having problems 
>with it).
>Terry L Marshall
>Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire
>I'm with Amos, agar/ gel is a pain. We use black foam biopsy pads and
>train staff to embed properly. We have no problems with so called
>crushing or foam artifact. David.
>David Taylor
>Laboratory Mana

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