[Histonet] Paraffin in cassette holding chamber?
BlazekL <@t> childrensdayton.org
Thu Jul 14 13:05:01 CDT 2005
I've done this both with and without melted paraffin. I prefer having a dry holding tank. Less mess. Less waste of paraffin also. As long as the holding tank keeps the cassettes from solidifying I think they can sit for quite awhile. Or at least as long as it take to embed a tank full.
Linda Blazek, HT (ASCP)
Department of Pathology
Children's Medical Center
Dayton, Ohio 45404
blazekl <@t> childrensdayton.org
>>> <Michele_Marggi <@t> ssmhc.com> 07/14/2005 12:47 PM >>>
I want to get an idea of who is (and who is not, and why) adding paraffin
to the cassette holding chamber of the embedding center. Once
processed-How long are tissues ok to sit without paraffin on them?
All thoughts, opinions, experience is appreciated...Thanks.
Michele Marggi, HT
Surgical Pathology Supervisor
St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
707 S Mills Street
Madison WI 53715
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