Re: Levels on biopsies
This is from our manual. It might help.
Sometimes a pathologist may request more sections to
be cut from a block.
The following definitions are a guide only and will
depend on the type and thickness of the tissue in the
„X This may be requested because of a poor initial
section (eg not deep enough, poor staining, lifting)
„X Cut a better section (deeper or use an adhesive if
„X Cut consecutive sections WITHOUT trimming.
„X Trim in 30um and then section
„X Trim in 100um and then section.
REMEMBER it is always better to not trim too far than
to trim it all away.
If in doubt cut levels anyway.
--- Mike Black wrote: > What are
your definitions of levels (25%,50%,75% ?)
> when cutting biopsies?? How many slides and levels
> are appropriate for a biopsy??
> Mike Black
> Manager, Laboratory Operations
> Covenant Medical Center
> 3615 19th Street
> Lubbock, Texas 79410
> (806) 725-0037
Tony Henwood JP BAppSc GradDipSysAnaly CT(ASC)
The Childrens Hospital at Westmead
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