[Histonet] micro chatter in prostate bx's

CrochiereSteve <@t> aol.com CrochiereSteve <@t> aol.com
Sun Oct 16 09:01:36 CDT 2005

I know this has been discussed before, but, does anyone have any suggestions 
to reduce the amount of microchatter in the glands of prostate needle bx's? I 
have been having a recurring problem with this (usually with the same tech) 
and would like to make suggestions to this tech (other than "Don't cut bx's). 
I've tried soaking the blocks and cutting slower, but this doesn't seem to be 
solving the issue. Is there a different fixative other than NBF that we could 
use in the collection kits that may help? Any and all suggestions are welcome. 

Steven M. Crochiere, HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
LifePath Partners @ Mercy Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01104

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