RE: *#@!sticking base molds HELP!

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From:"Renee Escalona" <renee@tca.net>
To:"Histonet" <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
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I agree.  So long as the blocks are cold enough they just pop out for us
too.  We've never had a problem.

Kelly, come pay me a visit if you need to....I'm just across the parking lot
in the Diagnostic Lab.

Renee Escalona, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Veterinary Laboratory Technologist
TX Vet. Med. Diag. Lab
College Station, TX
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brown Alex" <Alex.Brown@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk>
To: "HistoNet" <Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 7:57 AM
Subject: RE: *#@!sticking base molds HELP!


> Hi Kelly,
> Sorry, no idea. Could they be too clean ?? ( seems unlikely though )
> . When we are finished with the moulds we put them back in the embedding
> centre to warm up and then just wipe them with a clean cloth. Never have a
> problem with 'sticking'. When the blocks are cold enough they just pop out
(
> so to speak :) )
> Alex Brown
> Crosshouse Hospital
> Kilmarnock, Scotland.
>  ----------
> From: Kelly Pruitt
> To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
> Subject: *#@!sticking base molds  HELP!
> Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 3:32PM
>
> Hi Histoland!  I need help.
>
> What can I do to keep my base molds from sticking to my blocks?  We clean
> them in xylene and then soap and water.  We air dry them.  We treat/spray
> them while they are clean with Histo Prep after they have air dried.  I
give
> them a good coating when I use the Histo Prep.  The larger molds are
usually
> good for one use.  On the biopsy molds, they stick every time.  It doesn't
> matter what I do.
>
> We have bought some of the plastic disposable molds, but they slow
embedding
> down for me.
>
> Does anyone have a clue what the problem is?  Does anyone know what I can
> do?  Please help!
>
> Kelly S. Pruitt, HT (ASCP)
> Texas A&M University
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> Dept. of Veterinary Anatomy & Public Health
> Histology Laboratory
> College Station, Texas 77868-4458
> kpruitt@cvm.tamu.edu
> phone: 409-845-3177
> fax: 409-847-8981





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