Re: processing of finger and toe nails

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From:"Noreen S. Gilman" <> (by way of histonet)
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In our dermatopathology lab, we soften nails in a 10% sodium hysdroxide
for approx 2-4 hours. Check that they are soft before sending them through the
tissue processor. We mount the nails on "Plus Charged Slides" for special
and for the
H & E. Hope this helps.
Noreen wrote:

> The dermatopathology lab in which I work is having difficulty  adequately
> softening (using decal or home permanent solution) and successful
>adherence of
> sections on the slide for routine staining and special stains (using gelatin
> and coated slides).
> I will appreciate any information that will be of help in this area.
> Please respond to: Carol Panken at

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