From:Carole Fields

Check website    (then click on Agar embedding &
This will show you how to pre-embed your prostate bx specimens in agar
insuring the correct orientation.
Carole Fields
Lexington Med Ctn
W.Columbia, SC

-----Original Message-----
From: Winters, Bert [mailto:BWinters@NCH.ORG]
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 8:38 AM
Subject: [Histonet] PROSTATE BIOSIES

I am looking for any suggestions when it  comes to processing prostate
biopsies. The pathologist have going back and forth with processing these
biopsies using a typical biopsy program on the tissue processors and using a
routine process which is used for processing most tissue specimens. Everyone
I have talked with about this processes all prostate biopsies using a biopsy
program, about 5-6 hours in the tissue processor. Any processing or staining
tips anyone could give me about prostate biopsies would be greatly

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