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


We generally for all dry & brittle blocks especially bloody blocks soak 
them in very cold water for a few minutes, we have found this to be much 
better than soaking in warm water as you don't get ice forming on the 

Rosalba Zumbo
Supervisor Histology Dept
Department of Forensic Medicine
42-50 Parramatta Rd
Glebe NSW 2037
PH: 61 2 85847842
FAX: 61 2 95664573

-----Original Message-----
From:	Brandi Farris []
Sent:	Saturday, 12 August 2006 12:54 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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