[Histonet] -80 degrees rationale

Paula Sicurello patpxs <@t> gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 08:25:54 CST 2013

Hello My Fellow Listers,

The question of the day is:  What is the rationale for storing frozen
biopsies at -80 degrees?

I have seen protocols that range in temperature from -40 to -80 degrees.

Was -80 selected because that was the lowest freezers could go back in the

Awaiting your chilly responses!

Thanks in advance,


Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor, Clinical Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Duke University Health System
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Durham, North Carolina 27710
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