Re: [Histonet] burned artifact

From:"Claye Clyatt"

Check to see if the submitting department is using any type of cautery instrument in the collecting process.  Are the biopsies placed IMMEDIATELY into the fixative?  Eith of these circumstances will produce an artifact on your slides.


Claye Clyatt
Chief Histotechnologist
Department of Pathology 
Room #BF119
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Ga 30912
office   (706) 721-3630
pager  (706) 721-7243-1132

>>> Millicent Bruce  10/16/03 11:46AM >>>
For the past couple of years we have been getting a
burned artifact in our biopsies.  The pathologist have
said that on the slides the nucleus look smudged or
burned.  It is mostly on the small bxs, but we have
seen it on larger specimens also.  We have bought a
new tissue processor, and a new slide stainer thinking
that might be the problem.  We are still seeing the
artifact.  Is there anybody that might can tell us
what is causing the problem?  We have tried everything
we can think of.

Do you Yahoo!?
The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search 

Histonet mailing list

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>