[Histonet] Decal times for Bone Marrow Biopsies

Lindrud, Scott Scott.Lindrud at rice.willmar.mn.us
Fri Sep 9 07:39:47 CDT 2016

Happy Friday to Everyone,

I have a question about decal for Trephine collected bone marrows.  We currently decal our Trephine collected bone marrow biopsies for 1 hour in Cal-Rite by Richard Allan, a mixture of formic acid and formaldehyde.  Although this seems to work adequately most of the time, there are times when the decal isn't as thorough as we would like.

My questions for everyone are (if you are willing to share):

1.       What do you decal your bone marrows with and for how long?

2.       Are you able to perform Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) or Chromogenic In Situ Hybridization (CISH) testing on your biopsies with your decal protocol?

Thanks for any information you are willing to share!

Scott Lindrud

Scott A. Lindrud, MLS(ASCP)CM CTCM
Histopathology Technical Specialist/Cytotechnologist
Rice Memorial Hospital
301 Becker Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201
scott.lindrud at rice.willmar.mn.us


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