Re: embedding

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From:"Becky Scholes" <>,
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John, we do lots of derms, too.  We embed exactly as you describe.


>From: "Mackinnon, John" <>
>To: "''" <>
>Subject: embedding
>Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 15:01:15 -0400
>I know that there was some discussion recently about proper embedding
>techniques but what I am looking for is comments from people out there and
>how they do things.
>I know that I was taught to line my skins up horizontally (can be slightly
>angled) with the dermal layer to the top and being the last part the knife
>cuts through.  Things like uterus slightly angled to make cutting easier 
>tubular multiple tubular structures lined up horizontally etc.  I was also
>told that you should place your larger rectangular blocks horizontally 
>this gives you the shortest distance through the wax and less compression
>and less chance for wrinkles in tissue sections.  Well that is my two cents
>worth now lets hear yours.  (especially those doing a lot of derm path)
>Thanks in advance,
>John MacKinnon MLT, ART
>Senior Technologist, Pathology
>Lakeridge Health Oshawa
>Ontario, Canada

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