[Histonet] Tissue-Tek Xpress x50
Rene J Buesa
rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 09:59:56 CDT 2008
All you have pointed out about the Xpress is true BUT you have to have THIN (1.5 mm) tissue slices to obtain optimal results and breast specimens have to be previously fixed (cannot be placed into the Xpress immediately after resection).
The Pathos, on the other hand, can handle specimens up to 5 mm thick which sometimes happens when somebody doing grossing is not paying attention to detail.
Besides, Xpress can handle less cassettes / basket full, another aspect not limited by the Pathos.
Which means that each instruments has its own strong and weak points and all boils down to personal preferences of the user, and needs of the institution.
"Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/CCID/NCZVED)" <jqb7 <@t> cdc.gov> wrote:
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