We reuse the isopropanol 5 times, though my feeling is
that this could easily be increased. It will
definitely depend on the number of blocks processed.
--- Melissa Jans wrote: >
> I was wondering if those people doing microwave
> processing of biopsies could tell me if they reuse
> their isopropanol. Currently, we do not reuse our
> isopropanol and it is becoming rather expensive to
> 400 ml of isopropanol for every microwave run (1-3
> runs a day). If you do reuse, how many runs do you
> use it for (or cassettes).
> Would especially like to hear from Steven Slap!
> Melissa Jans
> Lead Scientist, Histology lab
> University of Iowa Healthcare
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