Paraffin Problems

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From:Sue Ryan <>
Date:Tue, 10 Aug 1999 08:26:01 -0700 (PDT)
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I hope someone can help us.

For the past month our paraffin surrounding the tissue has been blowing
up in the water bath.  We have two processors and the problem occured
in both machine.  The paraffin we used was Tissue Prep.  We also use
distill Xylene.  These are the steps we took.

1.  Switched to Surgipath infiltrating and embedding paraffin.  This
step didn't solve our problem.

2.  We put fresh Xylene into both stations for all processors.  We
still have the problem.

3.  We changed all solutions (formalin to paraffin) and the problem
still is happening.

If anyone has any suggestions please respond.

Susan Ryan HT, HTL
Path Lab Inc.
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