RE: [Histonet] decal of bone marrows

From:Tony Henwood


What are the advantages of buffering an acid.
We use a formic acid/formalin/NaCl mix to decal after fixation in 10%

Tony Henwood JP, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Callis [] 
Sent: Wednesday, 25 August 2004 12:58 AM
To: Mildred Fail;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] decal of bone marrows

Question:  Buffered formic acid, commercial preparations?  or do you make 
up an inhouse preparation?

At 07:12 AM 8/24/2004, you wrote:
>     We are using Formic acid, with good results on IHC.
> >>>  08/24/04 08:17AM >>>

Gayle Callis
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Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
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