RE: [Histonet] reprocessing

From:"Mark Turner"

We do the same thing when we need to reprocess tissue.  Saves quite a bit of
time and is less harsh on the tissue, particularly for IHC procedures.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tony Henwood
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 5:12 PM
To: Dolores Townsend;; Derek Papalegis
Subject: RE: [Histonet] reprocessing

I agree


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: 612 9845 3306
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dolores
Sent: Saturday, 5 May 2007 2:13 AM
To:; Derek Papalegis
Subject: Re: [Histonet] reprocessing

Actually, you don't need to go to all that trouble with xylene and
alcohol. We found out that all you have to do is melt down the block (if
it was embedded), put the tissue on some absorbent paper and press
gently to remove some of the paraffin, than just process again. The
specimen can just go back directly into the processor in formalin. This
has worked fine for us, and the pathologists can't see a difference.
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