[Histonet] Cryostat, biopsies, skins
We use Shandon cryostats in 4 of or 7 facilities for a number of reasons
including safety features, ease of use, lighting, versatility, etc. Their service
is ecxellent too- the name is Thermo or something these days. I don't like to
flame companies on this list but Hacker's name is completely appropriate and
has been nothing but trouble for us and we don't bother with any of their
instrumentation any more. Bad design, bad service.
We cut 3 to 6 levels per slide depending on tissue for biopsies.
There is a grossing manual in the back of one or the standard pathology
(Robbins? Rosai?)texts from which we developed our grossing procedures which are
required by CAP. If your hospital is CAP inspected you should have a grossing
procedure manual which explains your institution's procedures for grossing.
We've referenced this manual for court cases.
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