Re: To embed or not to embed?

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From:Jeff Silverman <> (by way of histonet)
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Amy- Cooling and reheating is no problem for routine surgcial specimens- I
do it all the time.

Jeff Silverman

> From: Woodfin, Amy C <>
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> Subject: To embed or not to embed?
> Date: Monday, December 14, 1998 2:34 PM
> Hi folks,
> Still on this wonderful really it is!  The question has come up
> whether it does any harm to the tissue to pull it out of the processor at
> the end of the cycle and let them sit at room temperature for several
> until they are embedded.  I can't find anything definitive in Carson,
> Sheehan or AFIP.  Only references to crystalization of the paraffin.
> is no mention if reheating the specimens several hours later and THEN
> embedding them would have any ill effect.
> I know we've always done it as soon as the processor if finished, but is
> that the only way?  Any input?
> Thanks!
> Amy Woodfin
> St. Joseph Hospital - Pathology
> Bellingham, WA
> (360) 738-6340

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