[Histonet] GI biopsy embedding orientation

Bonner, Janet Janet.Bonner <@t> FLHOSP.ORG
Mon Oct 4 10:27:42 CDT 2004

Since many GI Bxs are taken with a spoon like device, embedding them on edge
will give you correct orientation.  Sometimes you can see the surface of the
bx as a "white side", similar to a dermal Bx, and embed accordingly.  Other
GI Bxs will curl into a tube - embedding those on end with levels is the
best bet. ( I used to have to orient gi biopsies for Electron Microscopy, so
Histology was pretty straight forward).     -Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: David Deibler [mailto:ddeibler <@t> grandecom.net]
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 8:18 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] GI biosy embedding orientation

Our lab processes many small gi bxs on a daily basis.  Our pathologists have
been complaining about 

Incorrect orientation.  We try to orient the specimens correctly but it
seems to be hit or miss.

Does anyone have suggestions or experience similar problems ???


David Deibler


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