[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 81, Issue 21

Joanne Clark jclark <@t> pcnm.com
Wed Aug 18 18:14:42 CDT 2010

What we do is color code out microtomes (red, blue, green etc.) and each
station has a matching marker. The tech will put a colored stripe down
the side of all the blocks that he/she cut.  If we have to pull a block
out of the file for recuts, we know exactly which machine it was cut on
by the color of the stripe on the side of the block.  No re-alignment

Joanne Clark, HT
Histo Supervisor
Path Consultants of NM

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Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:16:26 -0500
From: Sharon.Davis-Devine <Sharon.Davis-Devine <@t> carle.com>
Subject: [Histonet] Microtome alignment
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We are having a continuing issue of too much tissue being cut off when
facing off a block for recuts. We have tried a couple of different
methods for aligning our microtomes without much success.  Does anyone
out there have any advice on how to properly align them and what tool to
use?  Also, how often do you perform this re-alignment?  The majority of
our microtomes are older so more wear and tear and things move out of
place more often. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Davis-Devine, CT (ASCP)
Cytology-Histology  Supervisor
Carle Foundation Hospital
Laboratory and Pathology Services
611 West Park Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
sharon.davis-devine <@t> carle.com

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