RE: [Histonet] cracks in paraffin

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED)"

What kind of embedding center doesn't allow for a range in cooling

Jeanine Bartlett
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
(404) 639-3590

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[] On Behalf Of
Margiotta, Michele
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 10:52 AM
Subject: [Histonet] cracks in paraffin

Hi All,

I also have a similar ? about cracks in paraffin blocks. We are demoing
a new embedding center and have been getting cracks in our blocks.
Unfortunately, the cold plate temp can't be adjusted and is supposedly
set at -5C. Any other ideas how to prevent this from happening? Thanks!

Michele Margiotta
Histology Supervisor

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