Colon polyps and bxs

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From:"Sanders, Julie, VHACIN" <> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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   We are having terrible problems with our polyps and gastric/colon
biopsies.  We have tried the warm water soak, back to ice water soak, and
sometimes this works.  What I'm looking for is consistency...our pathologist
is quite unhappy that ALL the polyps/bxs aren't perfect.
What do you do for processing these specimens and are there any other
"tricks" to make them cut better.  All info will be GREATLY appreciated as
he is driving me crazy.  This has been an ongoing problem .
   Thanks to all in advance,
Julie Sanders
Supervisor, Anatomic Path
VA Medical Center, Cincinnati

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