[Histonet] Weighing specimens

Barb Richmond Barb.Richmond <@t> mckennan.org
Tue Jun 7 16:35:47 CDT 2005

Does formalin decrease the weight of tissue?  In surgery for breast
reductions the tissue removed is weighing > 400 grams.  After the addition
of formalin the lab is getting a weight that is 20 grams less.  The
balance/scales used have been compared and they only have 2-3 gram
diffrence.  What do you think?? 

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