RE: Bloody specimens

From:"Soto, Roxanne"

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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anita Westbrook []
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 1:40 PM
To: histonet
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.
Anita Westbrook

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