I really like this idea of using mineral oil to transfer the specimen
back to the patient. I used to work in a hospital and would get
requests for tissues just as Vinne has described. Our hospital
administration would instruct us on cases where the tissue had to be
returned to the patient for religious burial reasons and we would seal
the tissue in a bag using a kitchen sealer with no additional fixative
present. In the future your legal department may want to draft up a
tissue release form that would help eliminate any liabilities for
mishandling of the tissue.
> 16. RE: as Thanksgiving approaches, what do you think about a
> gall bladder in vinegar ? (Tony Henwood)
>See: Henwood (2002)"Color preservation in pathology museum specimens"
>published in Biotech Histochem 2002 Jul; 77(4): 230.
>Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
>Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
>Tel: 612 9845 3306
>Fax: 612 9845 3318
>the children's hospital at westmead
>Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead
>Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145, AUSTRALIA
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