Re: processor failure!
It was a Ventenna.The tissue sat in the xylene the
regular processing time..It never made it the paraffin.The tissue was white
brittle hard and reeked of xylene
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Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:04
Subject: RE: processor failure!
long was the tissue actually in the xylene? What kind of processor was
Our processor went down.So we called our
affiliate hospital.Took our tissue over.They have a brand new processor.To
make a long story short...Our tissue never made it to paraffin.But it did
make it thru the xylene.Needless to say..It was fried! All that heat and
xylene soaked.We have never had that happen before! I decided we needed to
run the tissue back thru the clean cycle to get rid of the xylene and than
rehydrate...At that point we were at a loss as to how long to rehydrate ect
and in what! One book said 70%alc over night after treating with
glycerin..Like I have a bottle of glycerin!..WE called a tech from the
processors company.She suggested soaking all the tissue for 1 hr in buffered
saline than proceed with processing.WE checked the tissue in one hr..no
way.About that time the guy to work on our processor shows up.We call
affiliate to see if they can do a short run..No they cant! There new
processor isn't programmed for it yet.! Can you imagine buying a new
processor only to have them tell you..Sorry im just here to make sure it
works.The other guy that does the teaching and programming is on vacation
for 2 weeks.So your on your own!....Anyway..We decided to leave the tissue
in the saline for 6 hrs.Than it was processed..It cut and stained great.Dr.s
said there was minimal damage they were pleased...I guess im getting to
the question now! LOL
Has this happened to you...xylene fried tissue?
If so please tell me how you restored your tissue. I would like to have
documentation for what to do ......in the lab..We were just guessing what to
do..It worked this time but .!!!!!!
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