Placentas and HIER

From:Jeff Silverman

Placentas YUK - let them all be served with onions or planted as soil
amendment for a baby tree. I hate them.

I have a question since I am working up some new AB's and wonder - If a
protocol calls for microwave HIER or pressure cooker HIER, can steamer HIER
always be substituted? This is what we use. For ER and PR, we are told to
steam for 45 minutes and results are fine.  Are the times in a steamer
always longer due to lack of pressure or  microwave irradiation?

Jeff Silverman HT HTL QIHC (ASCP)
Pathologists' Assistant
Southside Hospital
Bay Shore NY USA

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