RE: [Histonet] A different way to cut??

From:"Lim, Langston \(NIH/NCI\) [E]"

I use to do it to dry, brittle, bloody blocks instead of using ammonium
water. It's a little faster but I would not recommend soaking it in the
warm water more than 15-30 sec.

Langston Lim, HT (ASCP)
Tissue Array Research Program
-----Original Message-----
From: Zajic Kari [] 
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 11:00 AM
To: Brandi Farris
Subject: RE: [Histonet] A different way to cut??

That not only seems like an unnecessary amount of extra work to me, but
isn't it just the same result?? Do his sections "look" better?? To each
his own I say...I think everyone varies slightly on how they cut...I've
never heard that one though! :)
Kari Marie Zajic HT,MLT
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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Brandi
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 10:54 AM
Subject: [Histonet] A different way to cut??


I have a new co-worker that has a different way of cutting, he professes
that it is the new and improved way but we're unsure and wondering if
anyone else has experience on this way. He faces into the block, places
the block (not section) into a 42 degree waterbath for a few minutes,
then into crushing ice for a few minutes, sprays the block with
Frostbite and then obtains his section. Are we just too old school? This
seems like a lot of work and hassle.

Thank you,
Brandi Farris
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