RE: Colon polyps and bxs

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From:"Molinari, Betsy" <BMolinari@heart.thi.tmc.edu> (by way of Marvin Hanna)
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In addition to what Jennifer suggested, I don't know what your case load
is or how many techs there are at your facility but we get quite a few
heart biopsys. We are a research facility so I don't always have a
regular run every day. If that is the case I put my biopsys on a much
shorter run that I have preprogrammed on my VIP. If I do have a regular
run, I run it, then after it comes off the nest morning, I immediately
run the clean cycle and then load my biopsys on a "rush" run that gets
them out to me in about four hours the same day. I agree with Jennifer,
the samples do sound dehydrated. If you would like my run time I will be
more than happy to send them to you. Betsy

> ----------
> From: 	MacDonald, Jennifer[SMTP:jmacdonald@sach.org]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, January 25, 2000 2:23 PM
> To: 	'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'; 'Sanders, Julie, VHACIN'
> Subject: 	RE: Colon polyps and bxs
>
> If you have another processor the small biopies can be run on a much
> shorter
> program.  They are over dehydrated.
>
> Jennifer MacDonald
>
>
> > ----------
> > From: 	Sanders, Julie, VHACIN[SMTP:Julie.Sanders@med.va.gov]
> > Sent: 	Tuesday, January 25, 2000 8:26 AM
> > To: 	'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
> > Subject: 	Colon polyps and bxs
> >
> > Histonetters,
> >    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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