Re: Nylon Mesh Bags

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To:"Mickie L. Johnson" <>
Date:Fri, 07 May 1999 15:47:18 +0530
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Have ever seen or used the Histoscreen cassette that has the screen
built into the cassette?  You can even strain the specimen through the
cassette and it traps all the fragments. No more wrapping or unwrapping
and no more tissue flying from opening those mesh bags, I use them for
all my biopsies and small frags. The price of a Histoscreen is cheaper
than a cassette and a mesh bag. You might want to call Richard Allan
Scientific for a sample, Yeck, give them a try, I have been using them
for almost three years, it saves us alot of time, and is best for the

"Mickie L. Johnson" wrote:
> Hi Histonetters!!
> I have a question about the general use of nylon mesh bags.  We have been
> using these for breast needle biopsies from our clinics for several years
> now and they work very well.  They are easy to open, by tearing open with
> forceps.  It has been suggested recently that we start using these bags for
> other specimens in place of wrapping papers(like lens paper but harder)
> which our lab has been using for ECC, EMB and D&C type specimens.  Techs get
> frustrated with the awkwardness of unwrapping specimens while embedding as
> it slows them down.
> I am interested in whether any labs out there use these bags in this manner
> and what limitations on specimen types they are used for.
> Cost is a factor here, but may be justifiable if efficiency is improved.
> These bags cost us from 23c to 25 c each.
> Thanks in advance for your input.
> Mickie
> Michael L. Johnson, HT/HTL(ASCP)
> Histology Supervisor
> Sacred Heart Medical Center
> W. 101 8th Avenue
> Spokane, Washington 99220
> (509) 626-4418
> FAX (509) 455-2052

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