[Histonet] A different way to cut??

Barbara Lentz Barbara_Lentz <@t> dahlchase.com
Fri Aug 11 13:03:18 CDT 2006

Hi Brandi,

I do something similar to his procedure for bloody blocks:  I float the
block on my waterbath for 10 - 15 seconds, then place on ice.  I do this
back and forth a couple of times.  I find it totally unnecessary to use
anything like "Frostbite."  The sections cut from the block are much
better--the blood doesn't fragment.  Barb

>>> "Brandi Farris" <Brandiwork <@t> mchsi.com> 08/11/06 10:53AM >>>

I have a new co-worker that has a different way of cutting, he
professes that it is the new and improved way but we're unsure and
wondering if anyone else has experience on this way. He faces into the
block, places the block (not section) into a 42 degree waterbath for a
few minutes, then into crushing ice for a few minutes, sprays the block
with Frostbite and then obtains his section. Are we just too old school?
This seems like a lot of work and hassle.

Thank you,
Brandi Farris
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