Re: Zinc Formalin and H&E Staining

From:Bill Sinai


It is more likely that the quality of the Formaldehyde is the problem rather
then the zinc component.  If you search the Histonet archives I am sure you
will find many responses to this ongoing (world wide) problem.
Bill Sinai
Laboratory Manager
Tissue Pathology
P.O. Box 533
Wentworthville NSW 2145
Ph 02 9845 7774
> I have a pathologist who insists that fixing tissue in Zinc Formalin is
causing poor nuclear detail and an overall cloudy appearance.  Has anyone
out there in histoland dealt with the issues caused by zinc formalin in
there lab?
> Thanks for all the responses I am sure to receive!
> Mary Reeves
> Technical Specialist
> Histology
> 1-352-265-0680 ext 7-2113


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