[Histonet] Dissolve plastic

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Mon Nov 24 12:10:40 CST 2008

Try pure acetone that will also start the dehydration of the eye.
René J.

--- On Mon, 11/24/08, Lee & Peggy Wenk <lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: Lee & Peggy Wenk <lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [Histonet] Dissolve plastic
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Monday, November 24, 2008, 12:47 PM

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
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
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