Re: Processing protocol for breast specimens

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In a message dated 2/7/00 9:30:38 PM, writes:

<< Our first problem is that the tissues were cut in to big and thick. Our 
residents don't listen to reason or follow instructions very well. So 
therefore we have to work with some very big fatty pieces of tissue. We are 
putting the cassettes into Rapid
Fixx solution(fixative for fatty tisue), for overnight fixation. The next 
day, they are put into methanol for 2 to 3 hours. After the methanol, we put 
them into acetone for the remainder of the day. >>

You KNOW what the grumpy old pathologist is going to say. I've never seen - 
in maybe forty pathology services - such slow and complicated processing of 
breast tissue. Your residents are being done no favor by being allowed to cut 
so badly - when they get jobs, they won't be nearly so indulged!

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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