RE: [Histonet] Pressure cooker question

From:"Tom McNemar"

I used to use a pressure cooker but found it to be very harsh.  I had a lot of trouble getting the sections to stay on the slide.  For the last several years I'v use a $40 Black and Decker rice steamer.  Slower than the pressure cooker but it always works and no problems with the sections.  You might also look into microwave retrieval.  I tried it a few times and it worked fine.

I steam them for 20 minutes with a 20 minute cooling afterward.  That gives me plenty of time to make up my buffer and set up my run.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jo Dee
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 3:26 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Pressure cooker question

We are searching for a cheap but reliable way to do antigen retrieval.  Is
anyone out there using an electric pressure cooker?  And, are the ordinary
household appliances working for you?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Jo Dee

~~Jo Dee Fish~~
Research Technologist III
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

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