[Histonet] Weighing specimens
Jasper, Thomas G.
TJasper <@t> smdc.org
Tue Jun 7 16:47:06 CDT 2005
Used formalin, particularly from breast cases will retain components from
the tissue. We see these as the non-recyclable by-product after used
formalin is recaptured. Perhaps this explains, at least partially, this
Thomas Jasper HT(ASCP)BAS
Anatomic Pathology Coordinator
SMDC Clinical Laboratory
tjasper <@t> smdc.org
From: Barb Richmond [mailto:Barb.Richmond <@t> mckennan.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:36 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Weighing specimens
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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