Re: warm water block soak

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From:denise M m Long-Woodward <> (by way of histonet)
Date:Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:47:13 -0500
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I use it all the time for my mouse tissues.  Denise Woodward, Boston, MA

On Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:16:07 -0400 (EDT) writes:
> Hi everyone,
>     I'm an old war-horse HT working in a small community hospital
> doing
> routine histology. I'm just curious if anyone else has used a warm
> water soak
> for their paraffin blocks (after facing) to improve sectioning. I
> have found
> this technique very helpful in the sectioning of brittle biopsies
> and bloody
> specimens. The crushed ice and water soak prior to sectioning allows
> a few
> good sections after soak, but the warm water soak lets us get
> several ribbons
>  before we encounter dried out tissue. This has cut down on chatter,
> time
> spent re-soaking and over-all quality of sections.
> Any feedback?
> Maureen Tomblin HT(ASCP)
> Union Hospital
> Elkton, MD

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