[Histonet] Cutting standards

Baez, Janet jbaez <@t> interscopepath.com
Fri Aug 27 10:29:50 CDT 2010

Hi Rene,

I am interested in reading this survey. Please send me a copy.

Thank you.
Janet Baez
Interscope Pathology Medical Group

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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Cutting standards

The averages from a survey of 325 histolabs is 50 blocks/hour to embed and 24 blocks/hour to cut.
If interested I can send you an article about this.
René J.

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From: histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com <histotech <@t> imagesbyhopper.com>
Subject: [Histonet] Cutting standards
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010, 9:50 AM

I know this question has been asked before ... Can anyone share with me what
they are actually using as a cutting/embedding standard for your techs?  For
instance, how many seconds (mins?) do you allow for embedding a block?  How
many seconds(mins?) do you allow for cutting a block?

For simplicity here, I am looking at the "plop and drop" type specimens, ie
larger specimens that don't require specific orientation and can be placed
in a mold easily.  These types of blocks will generally have one section on
one slide.  I am trying to find out if the standard I have for my techs is
too tough or too lenient on them.  I allow 45 seconds to embed such a block
and another 45 seconds to section that same block.

How does that fit with what you guys are all doing?



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