Re: Delays in freezing muscle bx's

Sharon Allen, apparently in Canada, asks about transporting muscle biopsy 
specimens great distances.

These specimens will withstand four to six hours in a moist chamber 
surrounded by wet ice. You won't get good results having local pathologists 
freeze them - they neither have the right equipment nor do they know the 

The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP in Washington DC) has a great 
deal of experience in transporting muscle biopsy specimens, and I would ask 
them about it.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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