[Histonet] Block cutting protocols

Monfils, Paul PMonfils <@t> Lifespan.org
Mon Oct 17 15:44:16 CDT 2005

While it doesn't really address the original question, another related rule
we strictly enforce in our laboratory, for exactly the same reasons, is -
only one cassette may be open on the embedding unit at any one time. A tech
may take four or five cassettes and place them on the working surface of the
unit together, but only one cassette may be opened, and that cassette and
its contents must be removed from the working surface of the unit before
another cassette is opened. I assume most labs have a similar rule in place.

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> Hello All:
> I hope that you all won't "flame" me with this question.  I do not want to
> offer any information yet as to why I am asking.  I want your responses to
> be unbiased by the circumstances for which I am asking.
> The question:
> Do any of you techs cutting clinical paraffin embedded blocks, lay out
> multiple ribbons from multiple blocks on your water bath at one time and
> then pick up your sections for each block?  
> I would like tech and supervisor responses please.  Thanks so much.  You
> guys are always such a help.
> Susan
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