[Histonet] Repairing a damaged TMA block

Paula Keene Pierce paula at excaliburpathology.com
Fri Sep 4 13:03:39 CDT 2020

align the block as well as you can in its corresponding size mold and place in a 37C oven for about 30 minutes to an hour.
This will soften the block enough that you can use a straight edge to gently realign the warped side.
You may need to repeat a couple of times to not force it.
Paula Keene Pierce, BS, HTL(ASCP)HTPresidentExcalibur Pathology, Inc.5830 N Blue Lake DriveNorman, OK 73069PH 405-759-3953http://www.excaliburpathology.com

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    On Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:20:45 PM CDT, Kristyn Ferber via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:  
 Good afternoon Histonet!

Does anyone have any experience repairing a precious TMA block that was damaged by heat? Part of the block is okay but half was exposed to heat and experienced some melting which misaligned some cores and has the block on a slant. We know that this has probably happened to someone else with all the bad storage practices of the past and damage to blocks in the mail.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have!



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