RE: Tissue processing - small biopsies

From:"Klassen, Shannon SDH" <>

Actually we use coffee filter paper - you know like the basket type coffee
makers that you put filters in to hold the coffee grounds- we buy the large
commerical kind as the are made a little thinner and a bit more durable than
the regular sized coffee ones- then we just cut them in smaller pieces and
use them the "wrap" our small biopsies - the paper is durable enough but
still allows penetration of the processing solutions.

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> Sent: 	Thursday, August 02, 2001 5:14 AM
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> Subject: 	RE: Tissue processing - small biopsies
> Terry, 
> I nearly forgot ...
> I have been thinking for years that tea bag paper would be the ideal sort
> of paper for wrapping specimens, but have never seen it used, or
> discussed, nor found a source of paper (other than tea bags of course).
> Have even searched the web:-(
> Do you know of a source.
> Terry L Marshall
> Histopathologist
> Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire
> What is the most secure, reliable, quick and cost effective way of
> processing small biopsies in Tissue Tek II type cassettes?  
> <Snipped> tea bag paper, <snipped>
> Thankyou
> Terry Coaker
> Chief Biomedical Scientist
> Cellular Pathology
> Royal Victoria Infirmary
> Newcastle upon Tyne NE1

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