Re: [Histonet] Antigen retrieval in the microwave
If you'll forgive a vendor for butting in...
Regarding the microwave pressure cooker: Let's not confuse "microwave
transparency" with what we typically associate with the concept of
transparency: /optical/ transparency. They're not the same. Microwave
transparency refers to an object's ability to allow passage of microwave
energy without converting a significant portion to heat. While some
optically transparent objects happen also to be microwave transparent,
that's not always true; leaded crystal in a microwave would be a
disaster. Conversely, opaque white Teflon isn't something we'd think of
as "transparent," yet it IS "microwave transparent."
EBS has just produced a "Microwave Companion for Histology," a 20-page
booklet that seeks to put to rest just this kind of confusion, and it's
free for the asking. It's purely informational, not looking to sell
anything, with a view towards "advancing the art" rather than "shameless
commerce." Please contact me directly and I'll be happy to send you one,
or a few.
Microwave Product Manager
Energy Beam Sciences, Inc.
Tel: 800.992.9037 x 341
Terri Braud wrote:
> The trick will be to only use transparent containers, another CAPmania reg...my microwave pressure cooker just got 86'd. I would not consider citrate buffer to be Hazardous.....good grief, I have boiled salt water in mine at home, and have lived to tell the tale. Terri
> Terri L. Braud, HT(ASCP)
> Anatomic Pathology Supv.
> Holy Redeemer Hospital
> (215) 938-3689
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Angela
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 2:24 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [Histonet] Antigen retrieval in the microwave
> I want to make sure I'm, totally CAP compliant, soooooo here's my
> Has anyone gotten cited for heating their citrate buffer or EDTA (for
> antigen retrieval) in an unvented microwave?
> I'm getting the impression that CAP wants all microwaves vented even
> though they throw out that blurb about "unnecessary if only
> non-hazardous solutions are being heated, i.e. water, some biological
> stains, paraffin sections".
> Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP)
> Technical Specialist, Histology
> Geisinger Medical Center
> 100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00
> Danville, PA 17822
> phone 570-214-9634
> fax 570-271-5916
> IMPORTANT WARNING: The information in this message (and the documents attached to it, if any) is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this message by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken, or omitted to be taken, in reliance on it is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, please delete all electronic copies of this message (and the documents attached to it, if any), destroy any hard copies you may have created and notify me immediately by replying to this email. Thank you.
> Histonet mailing list
> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
> This E-Mail is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which
> it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged and/or confidential,
> and the use or disclosure of such information may also be restricted under applicable
> federal and state law. If you received this communication in error, please do not
> distribute any part of it or retain any copies, and delete the original E-Mail.
> Please notify the sender of any error by E-Mail at the electronic address shown.
> Thank you for your cooperation.
> Histonet mailing list
Histonet mailing list
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>