[Histonet] Saving Levels

From:Cindy DuBois

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> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:28:05 -0700
> From: Patti Loykasek 
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] levels on biopsies
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> Is there anyone out there who keeps unstain slides from each level? Just in
> case you cut through an area of interest and need to do some more studies.
> This is how I was trained, but that was long ago & far away!
> Patti Loykasek
> PhenoPath Laboratories
> Seattle, WA


Our lab will cut "Spares" if they are requested.  What we do is cut 1 level,
then 3-4 spares and then another level.  The spares we cut are saved for 3-4
days.  If no other requests are made for them  one is stained H & E and the
others disposed of.  Sometimes it seems such a waste of slides since we
usually end up throwing away about a dozen slides a week, but for patient
care it acts as insurance.

Cindy DuBois, HT ASCP
Delta Pathology
Stockton CA

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