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Hi Victor,
I just caught this thread at the end, but we cut in breast tissue as late as
3 pm.  We use an extended processing schedule which incorporates longer
times in 95 and 100% alc and xylene.  The schedule is about 15 hours long.
If you would like the specifics, I will be glad to send.  This schedule is
for an MVP which has excellent stirring capability.  Might not work as well
on a VIP.
Best Regards.


Michael L Johnson, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Department of Pathology
Sacred Heart Medical Center
W. 101 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99220

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Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: Question

Hi Victor,

It depends on what time the breaast tissue was removed.  If it was removed
early in the a.m., then it can be grossed in late in the afternoon.  If it
was removed past say, 10:00 a.m., it would be left for the next day.
Normally the tissue will cut fine.  Occasionally, we may have to run back a
block or two, but not normally.  Talk to you later.

Jeanie Wade, H.T. (ASCP)

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