[Histonet] paraffin

Joe Nocito JNocito <@t> Pathreflab.com
Wed Aug 18 14:28:36 CDT 2004

Have you tried changing the angle of the blade? Has the humidity level in
your lab changed? I know this time of year can play havoc in the histology
lab with all the heat and humidity, even in a HVAC environment.

Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

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Subject: [Histonet] paraffin

We recently switched to Surgipath's "Blue Ribbon" paraffin and the techs
loved it!  Within the past two weeks, they are noticing that the ribbon is
more compressed and harder to stretch out on the waterbath.  Any ideas as to
why this would be happening when the product was used for about two months
with no problem whatsoever??  We are using it in both the processor and the
embedder and it is a multfunction paraffin.  I like the "blueness" of the
paraffin, as all of the small biopsies stand out in the paraffin when
embedded for easier sectioning visualness!  Thanks ahead of time..LOVE the


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