[Histonet] Prostate Biopsy's

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Thu Dec 21 07:53:15 CST 2006

I skip the formalins if the bx's are well fixed, 10 minutes each in the 
alcohols, 9 minutes each in the xylenes and paraffins. I do not use a xylene 
substitute. You might have to increase the clearing time if you do.
Happy Holidays

Joe Nocito
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Heckford, Karen - SMMC-SF" <Karen.Heckford <@t> CHW.edu>
To: "Histonet (E-mail)" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 6:54 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Prostate Biopsy's

> Happy Holidays Everyone,   I would like to get 40 Prostate needle biopsies
> out of the way this mornning.  Does anyone have a short processing 
> protocol.
> I have a Shandon Excelsior.  I was thinking about 15 minutes per station.
> Do you think I can get away with less time?
> Feel Free to call  or email back ASAP.
> Cheers,
> Karen Heckford HT (ASCP) CE
> Lead Histology Technician
> Histology/Pathology Department
> St. Mary's Medical Center
> 450 Stanyan St.
> San Francisco, Ca. 94117
> 415-668-1000 ext. 6167
> Fax: 415-750-8123
> email: kheckfor <@t> chw.edu


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