[Histonet] Microwave PROCCESSING

From:"Jesus Ellin"

Nice to see that everyone made it back from NSH and are doing well.  I have a nice question that might start some serious discussion.  Microwave proccessing!!!!  My question is how many people out there are doing it and what issues did you have to work through to apply this technology to everyday use???  How are you handling the testing of your immuno's since you have to use tissue that has been run by the microwave proccessor???  How is the transcription being done??? What time are the pathologist coming in and how LATE are they staying??  Are you proccessing all tissue type or only small biopies, breast biopsies, etc.?? What road block have you come up against???  It this the rule to proccess all tissue or is this the exception??  How are you handling reference lab consultation with your tissue that is proccessed on the Microwave and sending it to a lab for instance AFIP for consult and they only use the conventional proccessing??  Is anyone out there doing both and how do they keep track of the different types of tissue that have been proccessed within the different proccessor, if you are indeed using both.  What additional costs did you do you have, with there new product from the proccessor??

Our pathologist came back and are now foaming at the mouth for this technology.  We are not against this, but there are avenues that need to be addressed, especially with IHC, FISH, and overall workflow.  Any help would greatly be appreciated and needed at this time.

Your in Formalin

Jesus Ellin
Yuma Regional Medical Center

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