[Histonet] how to keep toenail on the slide
jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Thu Apr 26 19:36:47 CDT 2007
ouch, get off my toes Kari.
We used to use Nair also, but it was taking too long and I just got down
right tired of hearing the pathologists complain that their cases were
taking too long.
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] how to keep toenail on the slide
> Don't want to step on Joe the Toe's toes (hee hee, ok that was bad)...but
> have a different way of cutting toenails that seems to work for us. In our
> we face into the processed block, turn it upside down and put Nair (yes,
> hair removal cream) on it for about 3-4 hours (a decent dab). I didn't
> up with this, just "inherited" the suggestion and tweeked it a bit. We
> wipe it off, spray it with Cytocool and cut it (it's so nice and soft by
> and put it on a plus slide. We leave really hard nails faced up overnight
> dry and then reapply the Nair as necessary until it is soft enough. We
> "bake" them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes and let them completely
> before staining. We do PAS-F's on the automated stainer this way as well.
> Our pathologist has not had any problems reading them at all and our
> come out beautiful!
> Good luck.
> Kari Zajic, HT,MLT :)
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