Re: soaking blocks

From:Victor Tobias <>


Having previously worked in a veterinary diagnostic histology lab for 10
years, a minimal amount of soaking is required. For example, if I had 20
blocks to cut by the time I finished facing them in, I could go back and
start cutting the first one.


Rick Haverland wrote:

> I would like to get some input on the appropriate amount of time to
> soak/chill animal tissue before cutting it. In my experience, properly
> processed tissue takes a very short amount of time before it is ready to
> cut. The lab I am currently working for is recommending soaking blocks
> overnight on ice in a refrigerator. I have never heard of this and am
> concerned about tissue damage. Thanks for your help.
> Bly Haverland
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