Re: [Histonet] Tissue Proccessing HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From:Jeannie G Emmanuel


I agree with Anne Van Binsbergen re the VIP5.  I quote her:  "The 'latch' 
of the VIP cannot be 'loose' - the retort has a safety
mechanism - it wont process if it 'leaks' - perhaps the rubber gasket
was not snug in its housing (whoever last used/cleaned machine should

I just bought one and it works great! 

"Jesus Ellin"  
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12/13/2005 06:29 PM


[Histonet] Tissue Proccessing HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone I have a real problem here, We have just accquired a tissue 
proccesor (VIP 5) and found out the hard way like everything in Histology, 
there is a problem with the proccessing.  Our pathologist are claiming 
that the small biopsies are coming out cooked,  after reviewing the slide 
myself with the pathologist it is not a cooked looked but rather a glassy 
look and bubbly.  Later found out that the latch of the tissue proccessor 
is not tight enough and is was allowing moisture in and there was a lot of 
condensation.  I figured out what was wrong but here is the kicker.

My Pathologist is wanting to take one of the small biopsies that was 
proccessed and regress the tissue and then reproccess the small biopsy by 
hand instead of throwing it back on the tissue proccessor.  The biopsy is 
about .1 mm very tiny.  I need all the help that I can get!!!!!!  So 
please fellow histo-netters share the knowledge with me.

Jesus Ellin
Yuma Regional Medical Center

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