RE: [Histonet] Steve Slap Please Read
I have this wonderful hacker machine as well and I had this problem several
weeks ago. I called the company and it was suggested to me that the
cassettes may have cooled a bit before they were put into paraffin, like at
the vacuum step. This made sense to me because, after the vacuum step I
didn't put the cassettes directly into paraffin, the phone rang and I went
to answer it. So maybe the cassettes did cool for a minute or two before
they were put into paraffin. I had paraffin along the lid and in the
tubing. What a mess. I pulled everything apart and ran hot hot water over
it to clean it the best I could. I haven't had a problem since then. Hope
this helps a little.
Orthopaedics Research Lab
University of Rochester
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> Subject: [Histonet] Steve Slap Please Read
> Hello, Steve:
> No matter what, you are still the microwave specialist and I need your
> if you would be so gracious as to reply.
> Our Milestone Renaissance is being used daily for a run of placenta
> (I know bloody specimens are not highly recommended for microwave.) Do you
> any idea why paraffin is being sucked into the vacuum tube? This is
> happening at various times....not necessarily when it has a full load. Our
> first run
> of biopsies is fine. The placentas are on the second run. The paraffin
> is up
> to temp @ 80 C. We were wondering if the problem is simply because they
> bloody tissue and we just need to change the paraffin if we wish to use
> microwave for this application. What do you think? I sure would
> appreciate your
> expert knowledge on this.
> NOTE: Anyone else who has any ideas (Tim Morken, during your CDC days?)
> you are most welcome to jump in.
> Steve, I hope you had a good holiday. Happy 2004!!!!
> Same to all you people around the world who read and learn from HistoNet.
> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
> Dannie Blake, HT (ASCP)
> Sierra Pathology, Fresno Community Hospital
> Fresno, California
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