Re: Paraffin Block preparation from Cultured Cells
We have use Shandon's Cytoblock with a great deal of success for small cell
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From: C.M. vander Loos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 8:08 AM
Subject: RE: Paraffin Block preparation from Cultured Cells
> Carry wrote:
> >Hello! I am attempting to make paraffin blocks of cultured cells and our
> >pathologist has noted that the cell density is not good enough, so I am
> >asking for tips/ protocols that anyone may be using.
> >I start with at least 6 million cells, pellet them in a 15 ml centrifuge
> >tube, pour off media and add a couple drops of warm 3% Eosin/Agar and
> >to mix. The cells are immediately chilled on ice and the agar cell
> >is fixed in Formalin and processed on a short cycle on an automated
> >processor. At this time, we embed the entire processed pellet, but we
> >trying to core a paraffin block and insert a cored agar pellet with no
> >Any tips out there?
> Dear Carry,
> Have a look at HMJ Kerstens et al. Agarcyto: a novel cell-processing
> for multiple molecular diagnostic analysis of the uterine cervix. J
> Histochem Cytochem (2000) 48:709-718. Although they are working with agar
> as well, you may find some additional tips there and his e-mail address.
> Good luck.
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