Vickroy, Jim Vickroy.Jim <@t> mhsil.com
Thu Nov 11 16:29:43 CST 2010

Like everyone we have had a rare occasion when tissue processed did not come out well at all.  My experience over the years has led me to believe that when there is an entire machine full of poorly processed tissue that the problem is usually human error where probably one of the chemicals was mixed or put into the wrong container.  There are of course situations where processors have failed but more likely the error was in loading the processor.   With that said can any of you share procedural changes you have added to try to prevent the problem.  We have made some immediate small changes and want to see if anyone else has any better ideas.   Thanks for your input.

Of course we did reprocess the tissue however we all know it never turns out great.

James Vickroy BS, HT(ASCP)

Surgical  and Autopsy Pathology Technical Supervisor
Memorial Medical Center

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