[Histonet] Dissolve plastic

Lee & Peggy Wenk lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 24 11:47:24 CST 2008

I Need Histonetters help.
We have an eye with a plastic part for the lens, which is a type of
telescope, I've been told.
According to the new pathologist, we need to dissolve out this plastic lens,
then he can gross the eye and we can process it into paraffin.
We've never had to dissolve plastic before. The eye is in 10% NBF right now.
I'm guess maybe something like chloroform? But what percent? For how long?
Before or after grossing?
Has anyone done this before, that can send a procedure to me? Thanks.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
Program Director,  Schools of Histotechnology
Supervisor, Mortuary Services
Laboratory Safety Officer, Disaster Preparedness and Quality Assurance
Department of Anatomic Pathology, 100RO
William Beaumont Hospital
3601 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769
Work   248/898-9079
Fax      248/898-9054
E-mail  pwenk <@t> beaumont.edu
Web Page: http://www.beaumont.edu/alliedhealth 

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