Re: microwave processing


We use the Micromed TT Mega. 
Renal bx fixed in 10% formalin, then ethanaol, iso
propanol, finally wax per manufacturer's
recommendations. We do prolong the fixation step (20
min at 35oC, followed by 20min at 50oC).
Same for liver bx and colonic bx except JVC used in
place of iso propanol.
Hope this helps.

 --- Patty Kubier  wrote: > 
> Hello All,
>     I would appreciate any information from
> laboratories that are currently 
> using microwave processing for tissue specimens.  I
> am interested in 
> learning about protocols, reagents, specific tissue
> types that are 
> processed, times and temperatures for each step. 
> What has been your 
> experience with the pros and cons for this method?
> Thank you in advance for 
> any information that you can provide me. -
> Sincerely, Patty
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Tony Henwood JP BAppSc GradDipSysAnaly CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
Histopathology Department
The Childrens Hospital at Westmead
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