RE: [Histonet] FW: Pararffin

From:"Beverly Robinson"


For the very little it costs to keep paraffin melted overnight vs the wear
and tear on your embedding unit to have to melt down the paraffin daily and
the loss of quality in your paraffin I would think that in the long run you
would have saved money by keeping your machine on.
We own our own lab and try to save every penney, but have never considered
your pathologist's suggestion and at this point never will.
Paraffin does break down faster when it is heated and remelted even once. 

Beverly Robinson
Laboratory Manager
Histology Tech Services, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Hannen,
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 11:51 AM
Subject: [Histonet] FW: Pararffin



From: Hannen, Valerie 
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 9:12 AM
To: ''
Subject: Pararffin

Good Morning fellow histonetters!!
   My Section chief has asked me to post this question.
   Does it hurt the paraffin to go from liquid to solid and back again
   Our Pathologist is trying to save the hospital money...he has ask us
to put
   our Embedding station in a "Stand-by Mode". 
             Valerie Hannen, MLT(ASCP),HTL,SU(FL)
              Parrish Medical Center
              Titusville, Florida


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