RE: [Histonet] Can you believe it

From:sheila adey

Yes, this happened in our lab also. It was overnight and not 3 hours but it was all gone in the AM. We weren't even allowed to keep the stir plate after that one. Sheila Adey HT MLT Port Huron Hospital Michigan> Date: Wed=2C 26 Nov 2008 14:03:23 -0500> From:> To:> Subject: FW: [Histonet] Can you believe it> > > > -----Original Message-----> From: Woodward, Denise > Sent: Wednesday=2C November 26, 2008 2:00 PM> To: 'Webb, Dorothy L'> Subject: RE: [Histonet] Can you believe it> > Yes I Have heard of total disintegration. > A histologist friend in Maine told me about having to take the heat knob> off a combination heat/stir plate when the heat knob was turned on> instead of the stir knob and the cassettes of bone to be decalcified> completely disintegrated by morning. This happened twice. The heat knob> was removed before the third occurrence could transpire!> Denise Long Woodward> > -----Original Message-----> From:> [] On Behalf Of Webb,> Dorothy L> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:03 PM> To:> Subject: [Histonet] Can you believe it> > Has anyone ever heard of cassettes and tissue totally disintegrating in> formic acid decal solution with a high heat on the solution for about 3> hours????? We had 3 cassettes with tissue for decal placed in our> container on the platform for adding agitation. Someone had moved the> knob to heat and this wasn't noticed until about 2-3 hours later, when> it was boiling! We cannot locate the cassettes (I think someone> misplaced them) and others think they totally disintegrated with the> decal and heat...what does everyone think????? In all of my years of> histology, never have I heard of anything so weird ......> > Dorothy Webb> ________________________________________> This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are> intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are> addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the individual> responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, please> be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use,> dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is> strictly prohibited.> > If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the> HealthPartners Support Center by telephone at (952) 967-6600. You will> be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in notifying us.> _______________________________________________> Histonet mailing list>>> > _______________________________________________> Histonet mailing list>>

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