[Histonet] Embedding beads

Jennifer Campbell campbellj <@t> muhlbauerlab.com
Mon Jun 25 08:51:43 CDT 2012

We use squares of colored construction paper. Each tech is assigned a color
and they use those or their initials for all of the different jobs in the

There has to be accountability for every job.

Jen Campbell

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Amber McKenzie <
amber.mckenzie <@t> gastrodocs.net> wrote:

> Does this slow the embedder down any having to pick a bead up each time to
> embed along with the tissue?  I've never heard of this procedure before.
>  The labs I've worked in have an embedding log and we initial each case we
> embed. What do you keep the beads in and are they set in a particular spot
> on the embedding station so they're easily assessable?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:
> histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Alan Taylor
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 5:15 PM
> To: Willis, Donna G.; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Embedding beads
> Hi All
> We use Hamma beads to identify individual embedders on a particular day.
> Hamma beads will be well known to parents and child carers as tiny tube
> like
> beads that can be made into many patterns and then ironed (by adults) to
> make colourful place mats etc for children.
> Hamma beads come in a very wide range of colours, in bulk bags from any
> good
> toy or handicraft store. They are very cheap and they are clearly visible
> when placed in the corner of an embedding cassette when filling with wax.
> We have a small staff in our lab so the colours we have chosen are readily
> identifiable to an individual who has embedded a particular block. I can
> strongly recommend them, we have used them for a number of years as a
> traceable guide to a particular block. Hope this is helpful to all of you
> who are embedding lots of blocks each day.
> Best wishes to you all
> Alan Taylor BSc(Hons), FRMS
> Microtechnical Services
> 71 Sweetbrier Lane
> Heavitree
> Exeter. Devon. EX1 3AJ.UK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Willis, Donna G." <Donna.Willis <@t> baylorhealth.edu>
> To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 3:58 PM
> Subject: [Histonet] Embedding beads
> Does anyone out in Histoland know of a vendor other that Mar Med to get
> small beads to put in cassettes to designate the person that embeds.
> Thanks,
> Donna Willis, HT/HTL (ASCP)
> Histology Lab Manager
> Baylor University Medical Center-Dallas
> ph. 214-820-2465 office
> ph. 214-725-6184 mobile
> donna.willis <@t> baylorhealth.edu
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Jen Campbell, HT(ASCP)
Supervisor of Technical Services
Muhlbauer Dermatopathology Laboratory
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