MMA wrinkles

From:Cathy Mayton

You did not mention if you are sectioning the block dry.  If so, this may cause some of the wrinkling.  Maybe you could try painting the face of the block with 50% ethanol (ETOH).  Don't paint the portion of the leading edge so that the section can be picked up with fine forceps.  You don't want the block to be dripping wth 50% ETOH, you are just adding enough moisture to aid in the sectioning of the block.
Hope this helps,
"Quality Histology with a Personal Touch"
Cathy A. Mayton, HT(ASCP)
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.
Winnemucca, NV   89445

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