[Histonet] Dry tissue

Webb, Dorothy L Dorothy.L.Webb <@t> HealthPartners.Com
Fri Oct 14 09:20:19 CDT 2005

I thought I knew most of the processing answers when hit with
problematic tissues to cut, but, lately, I am stymied!!  Lately, our
smaller biopsies have been very dry and nothing has changed in our
processing routine or reagents.  I did lessen the times in absolute a
little and also let the time in xylene be lessened.  I am not seeing the
change I thought I would.  Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how
to process small biopsies in the same processor with large specimens
without drying out the small GI biopsies and still getting the proper
processing on large speicmens.  Thanks ahead of time for responding to
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