Re: [Histonet] HER2neu Fixation times

From:Rene J Buesa

Yes it does! If you receive the specimen on a Friday and set the tissue processor to start accordingly the tissue will be fixed within the time limits.
  René J.

Greg Dobbin  wrote:
  Delaying start time of the processor does not address the issue of the
tissues fixing in formalin for greater than 48 hours!

Greg Dobbin, R.T.
Chief Technologist, Histology Lab
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
P.O. Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2337
Fax: (902) 894-2385

There is some merit in doing the right thing rather badly,
but absolutely none in doing the wrong thing excellently!

>>> Ramona Turner 1/24/2008 10:24 AM >>>

This is a followup to a recent question asking what do small histology
labs do about proper fixation time for HER2neu if there is no weekend

I would also like to know....other than having a rotation tech to start
the processor on Saturday, I can't think of a solution....A Saturday
rotation would be a great hardship for three techs to maintain, plus
that is one of the perks of the job is not having to work weekends. 

Any ideas?

Ramona Turner, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
2300 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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