[Histonet] embedding

joelle weaver joelleweaver <@t> hotmail.com
Thu Aug 25 12:18:43 CDT 2011

I also like this reference- I like the quote. Quality embedding is key to me to the ultimate production for high quality, and sometimes discounted and overlooked in that regard.

Joelle Weaver MAOM, BA, (HTL) ASCP

> Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:29:17 -0700
> From: kdboydhisto <@t> yahoo.com
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] embedding
>  I have produced a very detailed guide for my techs. A little long, it is about 8 pages including diagrams pertaining mostly to derms. I would be glad to forward to anyone interested.
>  I would also like to share a book. I met the author and she autographed my book at a North Carolina meeting many, many years ago. It is Pearls, Preventatives and Anecdotes in Histologic Technic, by Billy Swisher. I have found it very useful over the years and I always have my trainees read it.
> One of her statements is an everyday quote in my lab. "The finished cassette should almost give the appearance of already been faced off when it is removed from the mold". Orientation is most important,  but if the block does not have the "faced off" appearance, it will be re-embeded until it does! Sure makes cutting a breeze and the Docs love our slides!
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