Microwave Processing Schedules for Biopsies

Procedure III

Used by Denise Hardy, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

  1. Pre-fix < 2 mm specimens in fixative, room temperature, 1 hour.
  2. Microwave in reagent alcohol, 67C, 5 minutes.
  3. Microwave in 100% isopropyl alcohol, 74C, 5 minutes.
  4. Microwave in paraffin, 80C, 5 minutes (use preheated to 75C).


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