AW: [Histonet] Re: paraffin processing times for brain

Gudrun Lang gu.lang <@t>
Thu Mar 4 09:48:37 CST 2010

we doubled the routine protocol for braintissue from 13 to 24 hour. We
stayed at one hour for the formalin steps, because the tissue is fixed for
several days before processing. This protocol is also used for prostate big

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Betreff: [Histonet] Re: paraffin processing times for brain

Hi all

    I was wondering if anyone can send me please the optimal paraffin
processing times for brain autopsy tissue.

    Currently the blocks have cut and stained well but 4-5mm thick tissue
has expanded (bulged out) following cutting as if they had absorbed water.

    Solutions been all changed.


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