RE: [Histonet] Re: Clinical use of Co-path

From:"Mickie Johnson"

Hi All,

Buttons refer to the round (and sometimes square) metal cassettes with snap
lids which were commonly used back in the mono and duo Technicon days. This
was near the dinosaur era about 30 - 35 or so years ago. Later came plastic
cassettes and little metal molds made by Tissue Tek. I remember interviewing
for a job at the Los Angeles County General Hospital in 1973 and they still
used lead L-molds and had the days supply stacked up about two feet high
beside the embedding area. They used a heated pitcher to fill the molds. I
thought that was archaic in those days because there were peel-a-way molds
and the Tissue Tek embedding center which worked 'better'. Well, so much for
stimulating that part of my memory. 


Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
Web: & 
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Horn, Hazel
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 3:11 PM
To: Laurie Popp;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: Clinical use of Co-path

The first clinical histology job I had one of the pathologist called
cassettes, buttons.
I had never heard that before.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall    Slot 820
Little Rock, AR   72202

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Laurie
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: Clinical use of Co-path

 Buttoning for us is what the rest of the world calls grossing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Victor Tobias [] 
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 9:35 AM
To: Laurie Popp
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: Clinical use of Co-path

What is buttoning?

Laurie Popp wrote:

>Hi Mike,
>We use CoPath with barcode readers in our buttoning area at Mayo in 
>Rochester.  The only area in our lab that we are currently using 
>barcodes is our buttoning/gross description area.
>Laurie Popp
>HT Candidate
>Mayo Clinic
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Pence
>Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 12:33 PM
>Subject: Clinical Use of CoPath
>I was wondering if any of you in the Clinical World are using CoPath as

>your computer software and if you are, do you use it with barcode 
>Histonet mailing list

Victor Tobias
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University of Washington Medical Center
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