[Histonet] Dried out prostater cores

Joseph Tworek joetworek <@t> yahoo.com
Thu Dec 20 07:47:34 CST 2007

Some of our prostate core biopsies are dried out to tthe poin that they resemble beef jerky under the micrscope.  We have not been able to spot a trend.  The biopsies involved come from various doctor's offices; all  are received in formalin, some on on paper some are not (no difference); they are put back into formalin immediately after grossing; are run on different Tissue Tek VIP processors (temp logs withnin range); and are embedded first to reduce time in hot parrafin.  We are still having problems.  Anyone have any ideas?

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