[Histonet] Chatter

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Sat Aug 12 05:35:02 CDT 2006

I had a pathologist like that. They can't find him now. I shot him.
Seriously, we had the same issues. We put a little 1% ammonium hydroxide on 
top of the ice tray with some water. Not too much, don't want to be overcome 
by fumes. This seemed to work.
    We do levels on our GI bxs and I can tell we people don't soak the block 
enough, the third level has chatter. So I shoot them.
    I have a couple of openings now. Anyone want to apply?
Gee, I love Fridays!!!!

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harper, Heather A., CIV" <Heather.A.Harper <@t> pcola.med.navy.mil>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 5:41 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Chatter

>  I have worked with 8 pathologists and have never encountered this 
> problem.
> This particular pathologist, says that when I cut, my slides have chatter,
> especially the small biopsies but particularly the intestinal biopsies. My
> co-worker does the majority of the cutting, yet has never received a 
> comment
> about "chatter" on her cutting of slides from this pathologist. Could
> somebody tell me what causes this chatter, especially with intestinal
> biopsies? Is it the microtome, which I have a new knife holder, so I am 
> good
> to go there, because it cuts beautifully now. I have no problems getting
> smooth paraffin sections. This pathologist is making me paranoid, because 
> I
> have never had this problem with any other pathologists. Thanks and Happy
> Friday:-)
> Heather a. Harper
> Supervisor of Histology
> Naval Hospital
> Pensacola, FL
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