[Histonet] Re: Histonet Digest, Vol 31, Issue 28
Our lab has been looking at the Sakura Rapid Tissue Processor. As we
haven't implimented it for use yet, I can't really make any claims for or
against the processor. I will say however that they emphasize loudly the
need for the tissue to be trimmed REALLY thin (by way of comparason to what
our residents are currently doing). They even have a tool to regulate the
tissue thickness. I have been saying that if they could trim the tissue this
thin with routine processing they would have far less taken-back tissue and
the processing would be quicker.
My point is that regaurdless of what fixative you use or weather it is
microwaved or not, grossing into thin sections is imperative. The fixative
contact time is a function of the thickness of the tissue, as I'm sure you
know. You might want to suggest thinner grossing as they will end up having
to do this anyway if you end up with a microwave processor.
> Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 08:15:02 -0400
> From: "RENEE FISHER"
> Subject: [Histonet] Hello all, our lab is thinking about getting the
> microwave processor for bx's and reprocessing tis
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> Hello all, our lab is thinking about getting the microwave processor
> for bx's and reprocessing tissue. I wanted to get some feed back from
> those of you who have the MW processor, please feel free to e-mail me
> your thoughts, also we reprocess a great number of blocks ( fatty breast
> that has been pushed through for the 24hr turn around) wanted some
> thoughts on running tissue back to formalin sometimes when we do this
> the tissue is hard and brittle.
> Thanks, Renee
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