[Histonet] microtome safety

Sebree Linda A LSebree <@t> uwhealth.org
Tue Mar 8 07:37:11 CST 2011

I've always used my fingers but some others in my lab use forceps. 

Linda A. Sebree
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
IHC/ISH Laboratory
DB1-223 VAH
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

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Subject: [Histonet] microtome safety

Morning all!

I need some quick responses to this question:  do you use your fingers
or an instrument of some sort to pull your paraffin ribbons off the
block when sectioning?  For those that do not use their fingers, what do
you use?  If forceps, are these the typical lab forceps or a special

Thanks so much!

Jeanine Bartlett, BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
1600 Clifton Road, MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333
(404) 639-3590
jeanine.bartlett <@t> cdc.hhs.gov

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