RE: [Histonet] RE: Microwave Tissue Processors
We use the RHS-1 (Hacker/Milestone) with vacuum to process fatty tissue and the RHS-2 (Hacker/Milestone) to process biopsies, . We ran duplicate blocks (one for the microwave and one for the VIP processor) for the majority of tissue types. The medical director was given the H&Es for a side by side comparison. We also tested our most common IHC stains and DNA ploidy on the microwave processed tissue. After the medical director reviewed all of the slides we were given the green light. Many of the pathologist did not even know about the switch and could not see a difference.
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>>> "Hallada, Teri" 10/28/03 02:01PM >>>
What instrument are using? Did you have to perform correlation studies? And finally, how did the pathologists do with the change?
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> From: Mary Reeves [SMTP:REEVEML@shands.ufl.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 13:38
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Hallada, Teri
> Subject: RE: [Histonet] RE: Microwave Tissue Processors
> We microwave process all of our biopsy specimens and our fatty tissue (except lipoma).
> Mary Reeves
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> >>> "Hallada, Teri" 10/28/03 11:42AM >>>
> I was wondering if anyone out there is using a microwave tissue processor for routine hospital tissues. Are there any regulations applicable to instituting one, ie FDA approval?
> Teri Hallada BS MT CT (ASCP)
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