[Histonet] Low Yield FNA samples

Patterson, Patricia PatPatterson <@t> mhd.com
Fri Nov 17 17:13:49 CST 2006

Greetings Histonetters!

We have some very low yield FNA's here and we're trying to find a better
way to handle them to optimize what our Histology lab needs to deal

Currently we do a simple spin down with 95% and create a cell block.
But sometimes the amount we pull from tube is very small.

We've tried a Fibrin clot method using plasma or thrombin - but our
method seems time consuming.

Someone mentioned an agar cell method or a colloidal bag method but we
don't know anyone who is doing them.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Pat Patterson

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

patpatterson <@t> mhd.com

P - 214-947-3538

F - 214-947-3524


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