Re: [Histonet] What is your favorite frozen section fixative
What is the fixation for? H&E or another stain for rapid diagnostic purposes?
For H&E frozen sections, 95% ethanol works fine but we also use neutral
buffered formalin. NBF, however, is not as FAST a fixative, but for
morphology purposes, we like it better than 95% ethanol.
For immunohistochemistry purposes, our fixation is MUCH different for
At 08:31 AM 4/10/2006, you wrote:
> I would like to do a comparison of the morphologic results using
> different fixatives
> for frozen section slides. I have always been happy with 95% ETOH. I
> know there are other good fixatives people use and I thought it would be
> useful to compare them. I will photograph and add these results to my
> web site tutorial
> ( http://pathologyinnovations.com/frozen_section_technique.htm ) and
> frozen section lecture ( NSH Region 1 April 28 & 29 and California Society
> of Histotechnology May 18-21).
> Please let me know what you find is the best fixative for frozen
> section morphology.
>Stephen Peters M.D.
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>Hackensack University Medical Center
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