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Tissue floatation bath: Easier, safer and more efficient

When it comes to tissue preparation, it is fundamental that every device works correctly. This step is very important in every histology laboratory. At the time that any sample arrives to the lab in order to be tested, these tissues or fluids are located into formalin to avoid any deterioration. In this step a medical scientist, an anatomical pathologist or the expert inside your lab examines them. At this point the expert will describe any abnormalities or not and then he or she will dissect it to offer a complete diagnosis. This is one of the most important stages, where the quality and safety are required.

Histology field is all about the study of tissues, their role in the body, their anatomy, the way they are affected by diseases, among other important aspects. Histology is a very fundamental and important area in the biology field. You should know that tissues are large groups of cells that cluster together to complete a shared function.

Tissue floatation bath

When it comes to tissue preparation, it is fundamental that every device works correctly. This step is very important in every histology laboratory. At the time that any sample arrives to the lab in order to be tested, these tissues or fluids are located into formalin to avoid any deterioration. In this step a medical scientist, an anatomical pathologist or the expert inside your lab examines them. At this point the expert will describe any abnormalities or not and then he or she will dissect it to offer a complete diagnosis. This is one of the most important stages, where the quality and safety are required.

Tissue floatation bath use

The models we are offering you will make the tissue preparation easier, safer and more efficient.These floatation workstation’s uses ranges from Microtomy (cutting sections & label slides with no errors) to histology (eliminating errors, improving workflow and the patient’s safety). All of the models have amazing features. To begin with, they have a pure-green digital display, which is clear and easy to operate for real-time direct monitoring of heating temperature. Another great thing about this feature is that all parameters including preset temperatures, working temperatures, and working status are real-time displayed. About the temperature, you should know that it is automatically program-controlled by single-chip microprocessors made in USA. These are devices with multiple functions and its easy setting operation can meet the needs of as much different users as possible.

Tissue floatation water bath

There are some facts you need to know about tissue floatation water baths. First, they are used to float paraffin ribbons, to stretch sections and remove wrinkles and folds before placing sections on slide. In addition, you can add 95% alcohol to the water to lower surface tension and remove wrinkles. Moreover, water temperature may need to be lowered for fatty tissue, such as breast or brain. Another important thing is that sometimes adhesive is added to the water to aide in slide adhesion. Moreover, water must be kept clean and changed at least daily.

In addition, you must keep empty reservoir covered to prevent fibers and dust from settling and becoming a potential contaminant. About this, reservoir must be cleaned daily and paraffin removed with gauze. It may also be wiped down with alcohol. Another important thing is that water surface must be skimmed with a laboratory-grade wipe to prevent contamination of debris between each ribbon. In addition, a water bath that is too cold will not remove wrinkles in tissue sections. On the other hand, a water bath that is too hot may melt the paraffin and change the tissue morphology. Finally, the water bath may introduce artifacts to sections.

At Kalstein laboratory equipment, we are offering you the tissue floatation water bath you need in your company.

This article was published on Monday 04 September, 2017.

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