[Histonet] cell blocks

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Tue Aug 2 14:51:09 CDT 2011

We have a 6 hours program that we process ours on - our assistant works wee hours of the morning and has them ready to start around 6 am. If they don't get on same day, they go on the regular overnight run. j 

Joyce Weems 
Pathology Manager 
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE 
Atlanta, GA 30342 
678-843-7376 - Phone 
678-843-7831 - Fax 

From: Clare Thornton <CThornton <@t> dahlchase.com>
Subject: [Histonet] cell blocks
To: "'Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'" <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 1:14 PM

How does everyone process their cell blocks?  Currently, we use our biopsy run for smaller cell blocks, but the larger ones we use our routine tissue process.  Our lab manager would like us to look at putting all cell blocks, regardless of size, on our biopsy run, to increase turn around time.  I have my doubts, since some cell blocks, especially bronch washes and pleural fluids, can be quite large and greasy or mucous-y.  What does everyone else do?  We use standard 10% NBF, xylene, and paraplast xtra on our processors.  We would process on a Leica Peloris.  Our standard bx protocol is about 1.5 hours total, and our standard routine protocol is about 7 hours.

Thank you!

Clare J. Thornton, HTL(ASCP),QIHC
Assistant Histology Supervisor
Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services
417 State Street, Suite 540
Bangor, ME 04401
cthornton <@t> dahlchase.com

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