Re: [Histonet] Paraffin Embedding of Mice Tissue

From:"Sarah Jones"

Dear Kelly,
  Without having a clue as to what you are doing, I will bet that you
are overprocessing them.  Try a 15-20 minute per station program on the
XP and see how they cut. You will see what is over processed and what is
underprocessed and then trim accordingly if you want to run under the
same program.   (Mouse spleen and liver can be trimmed in a bit bigger
than others)   Sarah

Sarah Jones HT(ASCP)
Dept. of Vet. Anatomy & Public Health
Histology Lab
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
phone: 979-845-3177
fax:  979-458-3499

>>> "Kelly Salceies"  09/29/03 09:01AM >>>
Hi Everyone,

I am a brand new Tech and am having trouble preping some mouse tissue
for paraffin embedding. I have all different tissues (liver, heart,
quads, brain, lung, and gastroc) and would like to prep all tissues
possible)  under the same conditions. I have been using the Shandon
Hypercenter XP or the Shandon Histowave (microwave tissue
Does anybody have a good protocol for mouse tissues on either of these
instruments?? I have tried a number of protocols, but all my tissue
been really dry in cutting...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! 


Kelly Salceies
University of New Mexico 
Health Sciences Center
Dept. of Pathology

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