Re: reuse of microwave paraffin


We have used the wax for 20 runs and it still remains
clear with no odour. We change the formalin, ethanol
and iso propanol after 5 processing runs. We have a
MicroMed TT

--- Melissa Jans  wrote: > For
those of you who microwave process small biopsy
> material (GI bx's, heart bx's, etc..).  How many
> times/how long do you keep and reuse the paraffin
> that
> you are microwaving?  Does it depend on the type of
> paraffin (we use regular Tissue Prep from Fisher)?
> Any thoughts would be appreciated!
> Melissa Jans
> Lead Scientist, Histology Lab
> University of Iowa Healthcare  
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