[Histonet] RE: Breast Fixation with fixatives other than Formalin
McMahon, Loralee A
Loralee_Mcmahon <@t> URMC.Rochester.edu
Mon Jan 23 09:01:24 CST 2012
Are you prepping the breast tissue upon receipt? We bread loaf our larger peices and place into formalin in large containers to fix overnight.
Rarely do we have a reprocess a block. Mostly we find that the reprocessing comes from the peices of tissue that are being put into the cassettes are too large. Then the do no process well.
Loralee McMahon, HTL (ASCP)
Strong Memorial Hospital
Department of Surgical Pathology
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Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 9:47 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Breast Fixation with fixatives other than Formalin
Could you please let me know who all is using breast fixatives other
than 10% formalin and what do you do about CAP requirements? I would
also like to get in touch with Dr. Richard Cartun because I think he has
done studies on this for Her2. Our docs will not let us use anything
other than formalin because of CAP regs and the result is a lot of raw
breast tissue. This is even holding the tissue for a couple days.
Any help with this would be appreciated.
Carole Fields, HT (ASCP)
Atlanta, GA 30342
carol.fields <@t> northside.com
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