[Histonet] Pressure cooker question

Bernice Frederick b-frederick <@t> northwestern.edu
Fri Jan 4 07:54:19 CST 2008

We use the Biocare decloaker for antigen retrieval. It is a pressure cooker
and specifically programmed. Our sections stay on. We like to cook the
slides overnight.

Bernice Frederick HTL (ASCP)
Northwestern University
Pathology Core Facility
710 N Fairbanks Court
Olson 8-421
Chicago,IL 60611

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Tom McNemar
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:43 AM
To: jfish <@t> gladstone.ucsf.edu; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Pressure cooker question

I used to use a pressure cooker but found it to be very harsh.  I had a lot
of trouble getting the sections to stay on the slide.  For the last several
years I'v use a $40 Black and Decker rice steamer.  Slower than the pressure
cooker but it always works and no problems with the sections.  You might
also look into microwave retrieval.  I tried it a few times and it worked

I steam them for 20 minutes with a 20 minute cooling afterward.  That gives
me plenty of time to make up my buffer and set up my run.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166
tmcnemar <@t> lmhealth.org

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On Behalf Of Jo Dee
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 3:26 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Pressure cooker question

We are searching for a cheap but reliable way to do antigen retrieval.  Is
anyone out there using an electric pressure cooker?  And, are the ordinary
household appliances working for you?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Jo Dee

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