[Histonet] RE: time tissue stays in paraffin

Blazek, Linda lblazek <@t> digestivespecialists.com
Thu Dec 10 11:21:04 CST 2009

Is it possible to bypass that station completely?

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Dunlap, Charles
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:56 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] time tissue stays in paraffin

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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