RE: [Histonet] Re: Paper biopsy bags also called "tea bags"
We just started purchasing these biopsy bags from Mercedes medical. Their
price was almost half of what our other quotes were.
Sheila Adey HT MLT
Port Huron Hospital
>Subject: [Histonet] Re: Paper biopsy bags also called "tea bags"
>Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 20:56:56 EST
>Vikki Baker asks:
> >>I'm looking to buy the paper biopsy bags for our smaller tissues. We
>to get them from Fisher, but they have discontinued it. Is anyone out there
>getting these still?<<
>These are actually made of a porous nylon mesh. There's more than one size,
>and you want the smallest. It's handy to have a small plastic funnel to
>the fixative and the specimen through the bag. The mesh is very fine, and
>nothing escapes from it.
>These were available from Shandon about six years ago. I guess you can
>get them from whatever Shandon is called this week. I don't have a catalog.
>They're called "tea bags" because a lot of people used to buy empty tea
>to enclose small specimens, more convenient for both the grosser and the
>embedder than the traditional lens paper. Tea bags are made out of very
>abaca fiber. I think they're obsolete in the histologiy lab, and I don't
>whether they're still available at all.
>I've recently acquired an elderly locum tenens client (sheesh, he's only a
>year and a half younger than ME) who still insists on using lens paper.
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