Re: Cleaning the microtome

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From:Ken Turner <>
Date:Mon, 5 Jul 1999 12:23:10 +1300
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>We have 4 microtomes, and we clean them EVERY day that they are used.  We
>remove all of the debris with a brush, then we spray it with paraguard, then
>wipe it with a paper towel.  After it is clean, it is then covered with it's
>cover.  I personally think that it is very important to take every precaution
>to keep your microtome clean to prevent contamination and it also keeps my
>microtome in GREAT condition.  I love my microtome.  I have an OLYMPUS cut
>	Jeanie Wade, H.T. (ASCP)

Great to hear you say that jeanie - I love my mictrotme as well. Its a
forty year old Leitze and nobody else will use it (but its great for really
hard tissue). I'm glad I'm not the only person who has a `fixation' for
their microtome.


Kenneth W Turner
Senior Teaching Fellow
Unit Manager / Pathology Histology Unit
Department of Pathology
Otago Medical School
P.O.Box 913
New Zealand

Tel. 03 4797135  International  0064 3 4797135
Fax. 03 4797136  International  0064 3 4797136

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