RE: [Histonet] section thickness

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We routinely cut at 4 um, 3 um for lymph nodes, bone marrows, and needle


Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of LINDA
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 1:50 PM
Subject: [Histonet] section thickness

Here's a query from Janet that she couldn't get to post to the list.
Please respond to the list so she'll see the response. Thanks.
I would like to poll the group regarding routine practices for thickness
of paraffin sections. I am particularly interested in brain, spinal
cord, lymph node, tonsil, and renal biopsy Most references range from
3-6 um for routine tissues with 4-5um being most prevalent. What do you
use? Which tissues do you cut at a different thickness routinely? 
I am not referring to special stains as the protocol would prescribe the
Thanks for your help.
Janet Keeping A.R.T., B. Voc. Ed
Medical Laboratory Sciences
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