Re: processing time

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We let fresh tissue fix between 2 -7 days (depending on how big the tissue
is).  We then process the samples for 12 hours.  We have a Leica TP 1050
automatic processor and we do 10%NBF, ETHO dehydration, histoclear clearing
reagent then into paraffin.

Connie McManus HT(ASCP)
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
Utah State University
Logan, UT

>Just wondering:
>What is the average processing time in your labs for specimens
>(animal/human tissue) 2-3mm thick, fixation in NBF or formalin, from
>reception of the unfixed specimen to the beginning of cutting? (please
>state: "processing by hand" or "automated processing")...
>Yvan Lindekens.

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