[Histonet] Color-Coding Biopsies

Galbraith, Joe joseph-galbraith <@t> uiowa.edu
Wed Aug 4 09:55:18 CDT 2004


We tried eosin and it usually washed off during processing as you might expect (though it was good for making the small biopsies more visible during handling).  Also our regular marking dyes and India ink were too messy and the dyes actually made the tiniest specimens harder to find in a pool of thick dye.  I'd be interested in hearing what experiences others have had.

Best wishes,


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Subject: [Histonet] Color-Coding Biopsies

Hello Group, 
Is anyone color coding prostate and/or breast biopsies to help with identification of these little critters? The color would be dictated into the gross description and would aid in being certain multiple biopsies of like tissue did not get mixed up. 
We're thinking of doing this, and I would like to get your ideas. 
Thanks in advance. j:>)
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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