RE: Burned Tissue?
As usual, a picture would be worth a thousand words.
The fact that early sections show it and deepers don't, point to either frying or desiccation.
Terry L Marshall B.A.(Law), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.Path
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire
From: p=NHS NATIONAL
Sent: 19 March 2002 02:29
To: p=NHS NATIONAL
Subject: Burned Tissue?
I've been having a real problem this last week or so with tissue coming off
my Shandon Pathcentre looking "burned," according to my pathologist. What
could cause such an artifact? I thought maybe it was a paraffin temp problem,
but there's been no record of the processor going outside temp limits.
Thought it may be insufficient de-paraffinization (still hoping it's that).
It doesn't happen to everything, and the weirdest part is that one level from
a biopsy showed the artifact while deeper levels did not.
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