[Histonet] Tissue Processors

Tony Henwood AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au
Sun Jun 15 18:49:34 CDT 2008

We use microwave processing for urgent biopsies, eg liver and renal

Our pathologists actually prefer microwave processed renal biopsies over
the routine processing.

We use an extended formalin fixation step, followed by a rinse in 70%
ethanol, microwave in isopropanol, rinse in melted wax (to remove excess
isopropanol), followed by microwave in wax. We let specimens rest in the
wax (in the embedding centre) for 5-10 minutes prior to embedding.

This is done on the Milestone T/T


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: 612 9845 3306
Fax: 612 9845 3318

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Subject: [Histonet] Tissue Processors

First many thanks to all who responded to my request for autostainer
information.  It has been most helpful.

Second, could I please get some input on Tissue Processors?  Anyone
using the microwave technology, and if so, how do you like it?  Do the
pathologist like it?  Again any advice is appreciated.

Thanks in advance, 

Edie Lehman MT(ASCP)
Anatomical Pathology Supervisor
Fairfield Medical Center
EdieL <@t> fmchealth.org

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