[Histonet] Re:processing times for needle biopsies -using sponges


Regarding the processing of prostate biopsies, We have a "short run" on one
of the VIP's that we use for all biopsies. Our alcohols are graded from 70%
- 100%.  We used to use sponges for ours and the pathologist thought it
caused some breaking. Imagine the tissue bouncing off of the pores of the
sponge. Now all needle biopsies are wrapped in paper before processing. We
are having much better results .We still use sponges for biopsies. Be sure
the sponges are saturated  with formalin before use, and they will not
Susie Hargrove
Tech Specialist Histology
United Regional
Wichita Falls, Texas

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