[Histonet] Punch Biopsies

Laurie Colbert lcolbert <@t> pathmdlabs.com
Tue Sep 17 14:27:56 CDT 2013

We are having trouble cutting punch bx's.  Depending on their size, they are either left whole, bisected, or trisected.  We process them on a 9 hour run with other big tissue (skin excisions, tonsils, nasal tissue, breast tissue, etc).  Most of the time, the punches seemed to not be processed well - they are hard to section and we get incomplete sections.  For the most part, all of the other tissue is fine to cut.  Is there a trick to cutting/processing punches? We have never had so much trouble with them!

Laurie Colbert, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor

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