RE: Shandon biopsy bags

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To:"Holland, Wayne" <>, Histologists <>
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Just a suggestion; I deal with GI tissues at 0.1 X 0.1
X 0.1 cm.  Since they are so small we use a colored
(green) histoscreen cassette, (not bags because they
can distort the structure of the tissue), and we put
15 ml of our working Eosin Phloxine B into the last
alcohol of the processor, (this gives a great color
disctinction to be able to see the tissue(s) very
easily).   And don't worry, the Eosin in the tissue
will not affect the H&E and/or special stains.

Michelle Lowe
Supervisor Anatomic Pathology/Histology
Valley Children's Hospital
Madera, CA  

--- "Holland, Wayne" <> wrote:
>  The Histoscreen cassettes do have a slight blue
> tint to the screen, it
> helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jennings, Margaret A.
> To:
> Sent: 2/11/00 1:44 PM
> Subject: Shandon biopsy bags
> Dear Dan, We use the Shandon biopsy bags They work
> great for small
> samples
> and to keep skin and mammary samples lying flat. The
> only problem we
> have
> ever had was with very small mouse embryos. They
> "stick" to both sides
> of
> the nylon and pull apart when you open the bags. It
> might help if they
> were
> not sooo tight. We are now pre opening the bags
> before processing and
> placing the tissue between and it works. Probably
> because there is no
> real
> pressure on the tissue. We also just ordered
> Histoscreen cassettes. It
> would
> help if there was a nylon with a "tint" to it so you
> could see the small
> samples easier. anita
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Diaz []
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 7:40 AM
> To:
> Subject: 
> Dear Histonetters,
> I am currently looking for feedback on the Shandon
> Biopsy Bags.  What
> are 
> your views and if annything could be improved what
> would it be?  I look 
> forward to all replies.
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