Re: Microwave Processing & Immunos

From:Patti Loykasek <>

on 2/8/01 1:06 PM, Victor Tobias at wrote:

> Is anyone doing routine processing utilizing a microwave and then
> performing immunos on those blocks? If so, what are the results? One of
> our pathologists is showing an interest. Thanks for any info.
> It actually snowed here today!
> Victor Tobias
> Histology Supervisor
> University of Washington Medical Center
> Seattle, WA
I have worked in a lab where all the small biopsies - g.i., lung, etc...-
were processed in a microwave. I did not see any adverse results with
subsequent immunos. In fact, some things looked better. I think this good be
attributed to better processing, as these small biopsies were not getting
"over" processed. Also, we did test some antibodies on microwave breast
tissue, and lymph tissue with good results. I would think the solutions you
use to process could have some affect.

Patti Loykasek
Phenopath Laboratories

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