[Histonet] heat + formalin

From:Nancy Schmitt

Good Morning

Need some input, please.  Does anyone combine heat during the formalin part
of processing?  We are having some issues with breast cases that need to be
read out the next am - we are running them on a shorter processing schedule
(done at 4 am) - and not having the best results.We use a closed system
Tissue-Tek VIP 3000.  Is anybody using microwave fixation?
 I think we will just put them on the longer processor (done at 0630) and be
done - but wanted to check for other options. 

Thanks in advance
Nancy Schmitt
Histology Coordinator
Dubuque, IA

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