[Histonet] Re: Prostate Needle Biopsies
We get 10 container per case (5 from the right side and 5 from the left side
of prostata). We put them between sponges in the cassettes. If there are
more than one biopsie in one container, we wright the number on the side of
Usually with all needle biopsies we don't embed more than two in one mold.
We use sliding microtoms and have good results.
Gudrun Lang, Austria
A little thing besides: It's now 23:20 in Austria. So I will fall in my bed
in the next minutes. I hope you have a nice day out there.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cindy DuBois"
> To: "Histonet"
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 8:33 PM
> Subject: [Histonet] Prostate Needle Biopsies
> > I just love this list. It has helped me so much to do the best job I
> > Now to my question:
> > How do other labs prepare their prostate biopsies? I am talking
> > do you separate each biopsy into its' own cassette (whether they are
> > received this way or not)? Or do you put everything that is received in
> > specimen bottle into one cassette (inking them)?
> > We have a debate going on at our lab right now as to which way is best.
> > I like to know when I am embedding that there will only be one biopsy in
> > each cassette rather than having to look up the case to find out how
> > there are suppose to be and making sure I get them all in the mold and
> > the same plane. I have one pathologist who agrees with me.
> > My co-workers and the PA want them one block per each container so there
> > less blocks to process and cut.
> > Our other two pathologists say they don't have a preference.
> > I would like to know what the consensus is on these two methods, or does
> > anyone else have a better way of processing these things.
> > Thank you in advance for your help in this matter,
> > Cindy DuBois, HT ASCP
> > DELTA PATHOLOGY ASSOC.
> > STOCKTON, CA
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