Re: Use of quick freeze spray during frozen sectioning


the pathologist should care wrote:

> In the small pathology practices I work in, usually with cryostats 20 to 30
> years old, the freezing spray is usually the only freezing method available.
> Some of the older units don't even have the metal heat extractors, and
> retrofits for these things don't work. I can't imagine what a Histobath might
> be - we'll get it twenty years after its introduction, whenever that may have
> been.
> I agree that the freezing sprays are a real hazard to health because of the
> possibility of spreading tuberculosis, but as long as only the pathologist is
> exposed I don't think anybody out there much cares.
> Bob Richmond
> Samurai Pathologist
> Knoxville TN

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