RE: small tisue biopsies and feedback
|From:||"Coaker, Terry" <Terry.Coaker@nuth.northy.nhs.uk>|
I am grateful to everyone for all the replies posted on this subject. Given
that it was my first question, I think that we can all be assured that we
have a great resource available with Histonet. Thanks to all.
It troubles me though that we class ourselves as scientists but do
everything differently! Is there a place for global protocols or should
that be left to the Borg?!!
From: Renton, Lousie, Mrs [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 03 August 2001 10:50
Subject: small tisue biopsies OT?
I am sure that by now most people are sick of this topic, but I
thought I might just add my 2 cents worth.
There has been the custom here in SA that small biopsies,
especially GI and cervical ones to be oriented on a piece of
cardboard/paper by the surgeon BEFORE they are placed in
fixative and sent to the lab. Since they are the ones with the visual
aids - microscopes etc, they are capable of placing the biopsies
mucosa side up. They bx are then wrapped in paper - either perm
end papers or small filter papers and then processed. The
embedder, then knowing the orienation of the specimen, then
merely has to remove and rotate the specimen to embed.
Is this customary in other centers? I know that this technique is
not entirely suitable for renal or prostate biopsies, but ....it sure
Then there was the method that was posted a while ago, where the
lab used bits of dehydrated cucumber as "sponges'.....
Best regards and a good weekend
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