[Histonet] frozen block in cryostat

Instrumedics info <@t> instrumedics.com
Wed May 12 13:35:57 CDT 2004

I think that in three days the tissue and the embedding medium will begin to
dehydrate. Instrumedics Protective Oil is designed to coat the block without
melting the surface of the block and will prevent dehydration. Please visit
our web site for the details www.instrumedics.com
If you have any questions please contact me.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Snyder, Wendy" <SnyderW <@t> uhcwv.org>
To: <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:52 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Frozen sections

> Hello,
>   I was wondering about a policy for the length of time a frozen section
> block can safely remain in a cryostat before it is taken out and routinely
> processed.  I have a pathologist that wants to leave the frozen tissue
> in the cryostat for up to 3 days in case he wants to do immuno stains from
> it.  I would be interested to here of other policys from other
> regarding this issue.
> Thank you,
> Wendy Snyder
> United Hospital Center
> Clarksburg, WV

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