RE: B-5 Substitutes

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From:"Tapper, Sheila" <>
To:"'Cindy Higgerson'" <>,
Date:Fri, 27 Aug 1999 10:49:17 -0500
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When we made the switch to a B-5 substitute, we performed a blind study,
using various substitutes on the market.  We eventually decided on B-Plus
Fix from BBC.  It has worked well in our lab, but is still not an absolute
B-5 replacement.  Besides the 2 subs that you listed, we also tested
Surgipath's substitute,  I.B.F.  Good luck, it is a difficult change to

Sheila Tapper
Anatomic Pathology Team Leader
SMDC Health System
Duluth, MN

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Cindy Higgerson []
	Sent:	Tuesday, August 24, 1999 12:55 PM
	Subject:	B-5 Substitutes

	Does anyone have experience with Z-5 (Anatech) or AZF (Newcomer
	We are in search of a substitute for B-5 fixative and would
	input from those who have actually used them. Also, please let me
	if there are others out there that are worth looking into.
	Thanks in advance!

	Cindy Higgerson
	Memorial Hospital
	Belleville, Illinois

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