RE: Bloody specimens
I can only tell you what I do, I have found 2 things that work well.
(1). Trim into your block and put it in your water bath for about 30 - 45
seconds and then put it back on your ice bath for at least a minute. This
will re-hydrate the tissue enough to keep it together to get a good section.
(2). I have also found that ammonia works well. Put a drop or two in a
small container of water (slide box lid works great. Soak the block in this
solution for about 45 - 60 seconds.
Both of these have the same kind of theory--but I have used both and they
have worked well for me.
From: Anita Westbrook [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 1:40 PM
Subject: Bloody specimens
Does anyone have any "tricks of the trade" when it comes to cutting good
sections from bloody specimens?
I would appreciate your suggestions.
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please contact the system
administrator for Southeast Missouri Hospital at email@example.com.
Privileged/Confidential information may be contained in this message. The
information contained in this message is intended only for the use of the
recipient(s) named above and their co-workers who are working on the same
The recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing the
information to any other party unless this disclosure has been authorized in
If you are not intended recipient of this message or any agent responsible
for delivery of the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby
notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in
reliance on the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. You should
immediately destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply
Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to
Internet E-Mail for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other
information in this message that do not relate to the official business of
the firm shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>