[Histonet] Nail processing

Douglas Porter doug.porter <@t> caplab.org
Fri Nov 8 11:12:28 CST 2013

5% KOH for as long as need.  The thicker the nail, the longer the time.
But, if you leave it too long...forget it's in there...it will turn to mush.

Happy Friday to you as well!!  Whoop...Whoop!!

Douglas A. Porter, HT (ASCP) 
Grossing Technician 
IT Coordinator
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Allison D
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Subject: [Histonet] Nail processing

Happy Friday to all.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I am I need of a
procedure for processing nails.  We are having problems with keeping the
nails on during gms special staining.  We are using the ventana machine not
by hand.  I remember a procedure that used nair, it has been along time and
I cant remember.  Any help will be appreciated.

Allison Scott HT(ASCP)
Supervisor, Histology Lab
LBJ Hospital
Harris Health System
Office: 713-566-2148
Lab: 713-566-5287

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