Re: Xylene substitutes.
We have used Shandon's Xylene Substitute (Now called
Histosolve) for the last 10 years. We use it on our VIP and in the
staining lines. We use Shandon's mouting media also. We love it and
have had no problems. We still keep some regular on hand to soak off
coverslips and other things---but only order about 1 gallon a year.
Hope this helps.
Dawn Schneider, HT(ASCP)
Howard Young Medical Center
forces of darkness are moving on me and insist I move away from xylene. So,
from the many substitutes on the market what is the current favourite?
Although I'd like to hear all comments those from the UK would be very
welcome, just for ease of supply. At the moment I use Tissue-Clear (Sakura)
and mount from xylene using Entellan. Are any of these substitutes miscible
with Entellan, DPX and Balsam etc. or is it the 'own brand
Dr. Ian Montgomery,
Graham Kerr Building,
Institute of Biomedical & Life
University of Glasgow,
Tel: 0141 332
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