[Histonet] How many tissues an histotech is suppose to cut per hour?

Jenny Vega histotech411 <@t> gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 15:44:57 CST 2011

Hello everybody. Thanks for your replies. I did not expected so many answers
to my questions. Well today I talked to my supervisor about ways I could
improve the speed of my sectioning, and she and another co-worker pointed
out a couple of things that I have been doing that were wasting a lot of
time. To me they were "little things" but I stopped doing them today and I
was able to finish half- an hour earlier than I am used to. I still need to
improve the speed and cut more blocs per hour. I was able to cut about 20-25
an hour but I want to be able to cut more (30 and more)without sacrificing
the quality of the blocks. If I don't see the complete tissue on the slide I
go crazy.

We'll take care. Thanks.

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Sheila Adey <sadey <@t> hotmail.ca> wrote:

>  Hi Jenny,
> This is so dependant on what type of tissue you are cutting and if you are
> picking up extra levels or spares.
> Also using an automated microtome can be much faster.
> Good luck to you.
> > Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:18:37 -0400
> > From: histotech411 <@t> gmail.com
> > To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> > Subject: [Histonet] How many tissues an histotech is suppose to cut per
> hour?
> >
> > I would like to know how many tissues does a experienced histotech is
> > suppose to cut per hour (routine h&e slides) in the microtome. I am a new
> > histotech and I would like to know how much tissue do an experienced
> > histotech cuts per hour. For example if you have 100 tissues per total in
> > how many hours are you suppose to cut this tissue? or.....tell me how
> much
> > you cut at your lab.
> >
> > Do you have any suggestions on how to cut faster? Thank You.
> >
> > Thanks
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