[Histonet] processor schedule


What is a good time schedule for processing small dermatology biopsies?(no excisions) Not for a rush run, just a regular overnight run. I would like to know the best alcohol percentages and whether or not to use pressure or vacuum. We do use a lot of the blue sponges to flatten out specimens that tend to curl up. We put them on an old VIP or a VIP 5 processor.
  All of these biopsies have been fixed at least 24 hours before we receive them. After they are grossed in, they are placed in water instead of formalin to cut back on fumes. Then they are put on the processor with formalin as the first two stations. Can this harm tissue?

Kelly D. Boyd, BS, HTL (ASCP)
  Lab Manager
  Harris Histology Services
  2025 Eastgate Dr. Ste. F
  Greenville, NC 27858
  Tele (252)-830-6866
  Cell  (252)-943-9527
  Fax  (252)-830-0032

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>