MICROTOMY AND PARAFFIN SECTION PREPARATION
COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The preparation of high-quality sections for histopathology requires skill and experience. This reference guide has been prepared as a training aid for newcomers to microtomy and paraffin section preparation, or as a refresher course for more experienced histologists.
The document covers the essential elements for set-up and safe operation of a rotary microtome to prepare paraffin sections. Some of the more common faults seen in sections are illustrated and troubleshooting suggestions are provided.