[Histonet] microtome safety

Jennifer MacDonald JMacDonald <@t> mtsac.edu
Tue Mar 8 10:51:57 CST 2011

I use curved forceps to hold the ribbon and a paint brush to release it 
from the knife edge.  The curved forcepts help to separate the sections 
and remove air bubbles.

Jennifer MacDonald

"Bartlett, Jeanine (CDC/OID/NCEZID)" <jqb7 <@t> cdc.gov> 
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[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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