reply-transport of tissues

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Date:Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:01:03 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)


We often recieve tissue from other institutions (many from overseas).  In
short my SOP calls for the following:

Tissues NO thicker than 3 mm

10% NBF fixation 24-48 hours

Transfer tissues to phosphate buffer pH 7.4 in screw top vials

Put vials in plastic zip lock bags put the bags in a box with LOTS of
Styrofoam peanuts and ship

Do not send via US mail!  They have had a tendency to break things 9 out of
10 times.   We now use FedEx, they only mess up 1 out of a 100~!

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> We need to transport formalin fixed rat prostate tissue (via the mail)
> for processing and embedding in our research lab.  Can anyone suggest
> the best methods or solutions to use for the transport of these valuable
> specimens?
> Thanks!
> Valerie Degroff
> Ohio State University

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best regards,
Robert Schoonhoven
Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis
Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
office 919-966-6343
   Lab 919-966-6140
   Fax 919-966-6123 

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