[Histonet] Cell blocks

sheila adey sheila_adey <@t> hotmail.com
Wed Aug 30 10:23:47 CDT 2006

We use the shandon cell block fluid to form a clot with the cell button and 
pull it out on to the tissue paper. Works GREAT. No more loss of cells in 
the funnels.

>From: Rene J Buesa <rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com>
>To: Stacy McLaughlin 
><Stacy_McLaughlin <@t> cooley-dickinson.org>,histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
>Subject: Re: [Histonet] Cell blocks
>Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:41:04 -0700 (PDT)
>   Excuse me but before going to all the trouble of changing a procedure, 
>why don't you ask your PT what is the problem.
>   Are THEY not able to diagnose? Are the blocks all of a sudden not 
>providing the information they neEd?
>   Usually when that type of a request surfaces is because somebody tells 
>them how they do their cell blocks and they decide (subjectively) that the 
>new way is better.
>   In that case they have a "NEW" procedure.
>   Ask them: How do you want me to process the cell blocks, and let them 
>come with a logical answer.
>   There are not that many ways of doing a good cell block, by the way!
>   Just my opinion! (I never used to bend backwards at the first attempt!)
>   René J.
>Stacy McLaughlin <Stacy_McLaughlin <@t> cooley-dickinson.org> wrote:
>   Hello In Histoland,
>Our pathologists suddenly decided that they were unhappy with the way cell 
>blocks were made here. (I'm asking for our Cyto Dept.) Would anyone be 
>willing to share their procedure?
>Thanks in advance,
>Stacy McLaughlin
>Cooley Dickinson Hospital
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