[Histonet] RE: microtome safety

Smith, Allen asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Tue Mar 8 07:59:49 CST 2011

My mentor used forceps. Thus I have always used forceps.  I think the paraffin ribbon would melt onto fingers on a warm day.
Allen A. Smith
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Miami Shores, Florida

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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 type?

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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