Re: [Histonet] Paraffin in cassette holding chamber?

From:"Linda Blazek"

I've done this both with and without melted paraffin.  I prefer having a dry holding tank.  Less mess.  Less waste of paraffin also.   As long as the holding tank keeps the cassettes from solidifying I think they can sit for quite awhile.  Or at least as long as it take to embed a tank full.
Linda  Blazek, HT (ASCP)
Department of Pathology
Children's Medical Center
Dayton, Ohio  45404
(937) 641-3358
fax (937)641-5482

>>>  07/14/2005 12:47 PM >>>

I want to get an idea of who is (and who is not, and why) adding paraffin
to the cassette holding chamber of the embedding center.  Once
processed-How long are tissues ok to sit without paraffin on them?

All thoughts, opinions, experience is appreciated...Thanks.

Michele Marggi, HT
Surgical Pathology Supervisor
St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
707 S Mills Street
Madison WI  53715
Telephone: 608.258.6930
Fax: 608.258.6268

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