[Histonet] Tissue processing question

Shirley A. Powell POWELL_SA at mercer.edu
Fri Jan 29 13:00:05 CST 2016

Not advertising but I do a lot of research on tiny pieces of tissue and have found the perfect cassette from Cancer Diagnostics.  It is the Vortex corner-less ones seen here.

They have two sizes in these.  I have to process specimens the size of a gnat's eye and they do not get lost.  No corners to deal with.


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From: Caroline Miller via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 1:36 PM
To: Walter Benton <wbenton at cua.md>
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Tissue processing question

I really like this type:

(although I buy them from mastertech, but they seem to have dissapeared from their website)

They are great for both large tissues, and also biopsies. A long time ago when I worked in a clinical lab we used the tissue paper and I found that if everything was not heated just right the biopsies would stick and things like currettes were hard to scrape up from there, I always thought I was doing the tissue damage


On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Walter Benton via Histonet < histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> We use hair wrapping paper used for perms. It is the same paper called
> "biopsy wraps," but at a significant price reduction. You can buy a
> variety of sizes and the wraps do not cause artifacts and are porous
> enough for ample solution penetration. Biopsy paper comes in blue and
> other colors, but the hair wraps only come in white. Our overall
> experience with them has been great.
> Let me know if you need any other information.
> Walter Benton HT(ASCP)QIHC
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Riley via Histonet
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> Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 12:43 PM
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> Subject: [Histonet] Tissue processing question
> Hello all,
>  I was wondering what everyone uses to secure biopsy and scant tissues
> through processing. Also what would you recommend placing breast cores
> in for processing. Having an argument with grossing staff and
> pathologist about whether to use sponges, tissue paper, or something
> else. Looking for the best option that will allow for reagents to
> penetrate tissue and not leave any artifact
> --
> Charles Riley HT(ASCP)CM
> Histopathology Coordinator/ Mohs
> Doctors Pathology Services, Dover DE
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