Re: Specials

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To:"Betchley, Patricia" <Patricia.Betchley@59MDW.WHMC.AF.MIL>
Date:Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:18:26 -0400
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I know I'm going to get my hands slapped on this one BUT

I used running, luke warm tap water alot for staining and produced very
pretty, well-defined stained slides. Stains such as Giemsa and Silver
stains do require distilled or DI water because tap water has too many
variables such as inconsistent pH and metals, and/or whatever is in it at
the time.

Distilled water can be purchased from the supermarket.  It's used for irons
as in ironing (something I don't like to do)


"Betchley, Patricia" <Patricia.Betchley@59MDW.WHMC.AF.MIL> on 08/05/99
07:58:30 AM

To:   "Histonet (E-mail)" <>
Subject:  Specials

Hello All, This may be a dumb question, but I work in a small lab in a
clinic. I just ordered some special stains in kits. My question I do not
have distilled water at hand..Can I use sterile water to rinse in it's
place? Please forgive me if this is a dumb question. Thanks.

Pat Betchley LVN, HT(A.S.C.P.)
WHMC Lackland, AFB

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