RE: [Histonet] Lymph Node Frozen Sections

From:"Monfils, Paul"

I cut lymph nodes at -12 to -14 degrees. Much colder than that and they will
crack.  This works well for both fresh frozen and formalin-fixed tissue.
You can't use an alcoholic fixative prior to frozen sectioning unless you
make sure you wash out ALL the fixative before freezing. Even a small
concentration of alcohol in the tissue will act as antifreeze, and the
tissue will be too soft to section.

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> From: on behalf of
> Travis Troyer
> Sent: 	Friday, October 20, 2006 9:37 AM
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> Subject: 	[Histonet] Lymph Node Frozen Sections
> I am a novice when it comes to lymph node frozen section, and I was
> wondering if anyone had any helpful hints on cutting the fatty tissue.  
> I was wondering if any has tried fixing the tissue in alcohol or some
> other fixative and then using a charged slide?
> Thanks,
> Travis
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