The 15 minute formalin station is only used for same dayers. And mostly just for a little extra time in formalin with agitation if we don't know how long it has already been in formalin. Often when tissue comes to us fresh we will give it at least a half an hour. But remember these are very small needle cores, we are talking smaller than your average prostate bx. We don't process them on our bx VIP at the request of our pathologist due to compression of the tissue. This happens even if we turn off the vacuum.
I have not been offended by anyones comments at all, rather enjoyed them to be honest. It is the comments by everyone that gives me the insight to look at what we do and how we do it with a different point of view. This is exactly what I am looking for when I post a question to the histonet. You are all wonderful and a great asset when trying to figure something out or looking for a new protocol.
Thank You, Thank You,
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From: Victor Tobias
> I don't think it has been established that the tissue is unfixed. Our
> facility has a large renal service and our processing times are even
> shorter, but we use an automated processor. Most of our cases are sent
> to us so the tissue is fixed.
> kemlo wrote:
> > 15 mins will not fix anything!!! That's your major issue
> > Take care
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> > Subject: RE: [Histonet] Train to catch?Yes!
> > I guess I am surprised at all the comments about this being such a rush
> > processing schedule. These are very small needle core bxs, and the
> > processing takes about 3 hours to complete. Is anyone else using hand
> > processing willing to share their protocol please?
> > Jennifer
> > -------------- Original message --------------
> > From: "kemlo"
> >> Oh so renal biopsy stat!!!
> >> Is life really that hectic? Maybe a little more time spent gets the
> > correct
> >> result rather than rushing and ruining.
> >> Tortoise and the hare?
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> Victor Tobias
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