Re: Stieve's Fixative

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <>

I've seen it mentioned with IHC procedures, usually as being
superior to formalin fixation.

I tried to look it up once, but only found a brief reference that it
was a  formol sublimate fixative. Since that means it contains
formaldehyde and mercuric chloride salt, I assumed it would
be similar to B-5 fixative, and didn't investigate anymore.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan Roach" <>
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Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 3:01 PM
Subject: Stieve's Fixative

> Hi
> Does anyone know the composition of Stieve's fixative?  And its uses?
> Thanks
> Joan
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