Re: Histogel

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From:Terry J Mattoon <>

Hi, We used Histogel for cell blocks for our cytology small FNA's that
may have had alittle snippet of tissue that fell off the needle. 
Personally I liked the way it worked but my co-worker didn't.  We rotate
in our Department, one week on Cytology Prep and the next week is spent
cutting tissues in Histology.  My problem was that when I was doing
Cytologies my co-worker was cutting cell blocks and tissues and when I
was cutting she was in Cytology and couldn't be bothered with the
Histogel!  We put our cell blocks in with our surgical specimens on our 
tissue processor with vacuum and it would process fine.  Hope this helps!

Terry J. Mattoon HT(ASCP)
VA Med Ctr.  #113
White River Jct.,VT   05001
(802) 296-5193  (direct # to lab secretary)
802-296-6328  -  FAX

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:09:03 -0700 Monique Tourand
<> writes:
> Hello to everyone,
> I just recieved a sample of the Histogel to try as we were trying to 
> use the agrose and didn't like it very much.  I was wondering for 
> those who have used the Histogel how long you process it for and if 
> you use a vacuum or not.  I am mainly putting islets into the gel to 
> process, the main problem is when I am cutting the gel seems to 
> break 
> up.  Thanks for the help.
> Monique Tourand
> University of Alberta

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