[Histonet] time tissue stays in paraffin

Drew Meyer 41dmb41 <@t> gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 09:58:30 CST 2009

What is the make/model of your tissue processor?


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On Dec 10, 2009, at 10:56 AM, "Dunlap, Charles" <DunlapC <@t> umkc.edu>  

> We have a software glitch in our tissue processor, it  stops in the
> first paraffin and will not progress to paraffins 2 and 3 then  
> complete
> the cycle.   If we catch it quickly, we can instruct it to continue  
> but
> the cycle happens around 5:00 am so we sometimes are not here, tissuet
> may spend an extra 30 minutes or even an hour in the first paraffin.
> Estimated cost of repairing is a whopping  6 thousand $$.    Does this
> have a major effect on quality of slides....sometimes ours are less  
> than
> ideal but I am not sure if the problem is in the paraffin cycle or
> elsewhere...sectioning, staining, etc.  Any ideas?   Charles Dunlap
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