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:email@example.com]
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.
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