[Histonet] Re: RE: as Thanksgiving approaches, what do you think about a gallbladder in vinegar ? (Tony Henwood)

Christina Thurby christina.thurby <@t> bms.com
Tue Nov 25 12:21:42 CST 2008

I really like this idea of using mineral oil to transfer the specimen 
back to the patient.  I used to work in a hospital and would get 
requests for tissues just as Vinne has described.  Our hospital 
administration would instruct us on cases where the tissue had to be 
returned to the patient for religious burial reasons and we would seal 
the tissue in a bag using a kitchen sealer with no additional fixative 
present.  In the future your legal department may want to draft up a 
tissue release form that would help eliminate any liabilities for 
mishandling of the tissue.
Christina Thurby

>  16. RE: as Thanksgiving approaches, what do you think about a
>      gall bladder in vinegar ? (Tony Henwood)
>See: Henwood (2002)"Color preservation in pathology museum specimens"
>published in Biotech Histochem 2002 Jul; 77(4): 230.
>Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
>Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
>Tel: 612 9845 3306
>Fax: 612 9845 3318
>the children's hospital at westmead 
>Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead 
>Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145, AUSTRALIA 

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