|From:||Rena Fail <RFail@Charleston.net>|
I too put blocks face down on ice. But I don't like to face them first,
because the tissue will swell. If you reface the block , you lose some
tissue. I agree with David well fixed well processed tissue does not need
soaking. The distortion sometimes caused by soaking is a problem.
Inexperienced techs trying to cut serial sections on biopsy material don't
always notice that the first sections off of soaked blocks are a little
thick. Not to mention the loss of tissue due to the swelling. I know some
techs feel that it is faster to face and soak blocks, but I worry about the
tissue lost from biopsy specimens due to swelling.
Rena Fail AS,HT(ASCP)
Medical University of SC
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