RE: [Histonet] Fatty unfixed tissues?

From:"Christine Tambasco"

   We reprocess fatty or unfixed tissue. Simply melt block down, put in a
   new cassette and immerse in histoclear, xylene, formula 83 or whatever
   substitute  you  may be using for about 2 hours. Then just put it back
   in  formalin  and  reprocess with the next batch of tissue. It will be
   delayed  1  day,  but  it  generally cuts and stains much better. Good

   Christine Tambasco, HT (ASCP)

   St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam, New York


     From:  "sheila adey" 
     Subject:  [Histonet] Fatty unfixed tissues?
     Date:  Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:12:11 -0400
     >Hi Everyone,
     >Just wondering if anyone has any neat ideas about what to do with
     >fatty  tissue  that  comes  out of the processor not processed. We
     >done the "squeeze" technique and then re soak in paraffin. That
     >helps  but any other ideas? It's one of those pathologists who has
     >put everything in the day it arrives and is not a thin slicer.
     >Thanks in advance
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