[Histonet] Silver Nitrate instead of inking??

Nancy Klemme NKlemme <@t> sakuraus.com
Thu Dec 17 14:58:53 CST 2009

Dear Sheila,

I would strongly recommend that you obtain approval from the manufacturer of the tissue processors into which you will be putting these tissues before you would begin this practice.  The negative accumulative affect on several of the internal components of the instrument can (and probably will) eventually cause the instrument to fail.

You would see the effect of the silver nitrate on any metal products it would come into contact with: forceps, metal holding container for the racks or baskets, the racks or baskets themselves if they are metal.

It is not approved for use on any model of Tissue Tek Tissue Processors.

Many years ago this practice was tolerated by the old tissue-transfer processors.  Some people even used this inking method and placed tissues on earlier models of the fluid-transfer processors.  Service that was required in those years did not include investigation as to what was placed into the instrument (not simply the reagents, but what also came in on the specimens) that could have been the root cause of the problem.

I hope this informative and that you continue to use your current inking product or investigate others that are safer for you and your processors.

With kind regards and wonderful holiday wishes,
Nancy Klemme
EduSvcsDir - Sakura Finetek

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Subject: [Histonet] Silver Nitrate instead of inking??

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone ever heard of using Silver Nitrate for inking skin bx's before processing???

One of our paths mentioned it.

Thanks in advance.

Sheila Adey HT MLT

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