Biopsy Bags

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Date:Tue, 30 Mar 99 21:36:40 PST
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Hi Mickie
Thanks for the note you sent me re our Copper Plumbing problem.  As far as the biopsy bags are concerned we have been using them for a number of years and really like them.  They are particularly good for specimens such as D&Cs or anything that you have to pour out of a bottle to capture. We also use the new Histoscreen cassettes, but find that for any type of specimen that you have to capture by pouring, they tend to overflow, and you can lose some of the specimen befor you can blink. For biopsies or other small specimens that you can pickup with a pair of tweezers they are great.  We usually add a drop or two of 1% aqueous eosin to the specimen (both bags and cassettes) to aid in its visual recovery after processing. They are a little expensive, here in Canada $500.oo / thousand bags, ( the cassettes are priced the same) but still worth it considering the increase in staff efficiency, and the costs that could occure if one lost a really important biopsy.  Thanks again

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