Methods of microwave and vacuum accelerated fixation, dehydration and paraffin embedding are described. They can be carried out in a new type of vacuum and temperature stabilizable microwave histoprocessor: MFX-800. The whole histoprocessing lasts 3.5-5.5 hours depending on the thickness of the tissue blocks. Preserved structural detail, intensive staining and good antigen preservation were achieved with various tissues. This new histoprocessing facility can be highly recommended for pathology laboratories interested in speeding up the processing procedure, as well as in immunohistochemistry.
|Translated title of the contribution||Experiences with a new vacuum-accelerated microwave histoprocessor|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 7 1996|
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