RE: HistoGel

From:Barbara Stancel

John, We have been using HISTOGEL for years to hold spices together for 
processing. Yes, the HISTOGEL comes out white-colored in our paraffin blocks 
but they cut beautifully and do not interfere with staining.  We have also 
used it to process tissues particles for IHC with no problems or 
interference......just funny looking blocks!

Histologically yours,

Barbara H. Stancel, HTL(ASCP)HT
USDA, FSIS, OPHS, Eastern Laboratory, Pathology
RRC, 950 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia  30604
phone: (706) 546-3556
fax: (706) 546-3589

-----Original Message-----
From: John Spair []
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 6:58 PM
To: ''
Subject: HistoGel

Does anyone, or has anyone used HistoGel from Richard Allan for their
biopsies or cell blocks???  When we first tried out the samples the gel came 
through clear or with slight pink tinge after processing.  This was great,as 
you could see the specimen inside - now the come through white after 
processing and you can't see anything when you're cutting the block.  I've 
tried different lot numbers to no avail, and I haven't change my processing 
routine for probably 5 or 6 years now. I anxiously await to hear of other 
users and their experience.  Thank you.

John Spair, Manager
Pathology Services
MultiCare Health System

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