Re: [Histonet] Histogel Question

From:"Dana Settembre"

I have used Histogel to embed very small human eye biopsies.
What do you mean, "that obviously is not placed in a tube?"?
We pick up the small specimen carefully with forceps and place
the tissue at the very bottom of the gel and when it goes into 
a cassette, it is placed facing down.  We make sure that the
embedding histotech understands exactly where it is for
processing and embedding.

Dana Settembre, HT ASCP
Immunohistochemistry Lab
UMDNJ - University Hospital
Newark, NJ    USA

>>> "Abigail M. Butler"  11/21/07 10:13 AM >>>
I completely understand how to use histogel to embed free floating
cells. But how would I embed a piece of tissue that obviously is not
placed in a tube?
I am considering purchasing Histogel for the first time and have many
ideas of how I could use it, just not sure the proper steps to take to
embed let's say two mice eyes.
Abbie Butler, HT (ASCP), QIHC
University of Georgia
College of Veterinary Medicine

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