[Histonet] tissue submission question

Tony Henwood AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au
Sun Aug 2 17:57:54 CDT 2009


It is a little fiddly but as long as you keep the animal frozen, you can
dissect out the muscle, quickly place it on some OCT on a chuck and
freeze the chuck. Try to not let the tissue thaw.

How big is the animal?

You could do this on the freezing plate of the embedding centre or on
the cold shelf in the cryostat.
It is important throughout this process to not let the tissue thaw too


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
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Happy Friday everyone.

I have an investigator that wants to submit leg muscle from a rat for
IHC staining.  The problem is they did not dissect the muscle out after
euthanizing the animal, they just froze the whole animal.  We do not
have a sliding microtome so that we can just "slice" the animal up ( yes
the investigator called it slicing.)  Any thoughts out there?

No this is not a Fun Friday joke :-(

Have a great weekend!

Laurie Popp, BA HT ( ASCP)


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