Re: Zinc Formalin and H&E Staining
At 3:40 PM -0500 12/26/02, Mary Reeves wrote:
>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?
Hmmmmm. We just switched to zinc formalin because we were getting the
cloudy artifact and it has gone away completely. Nuclear detail has
never been better and micro-chatter on colon polyps has disappeared.
I am convinced that the phase of the moon during which a decision to
make a change in a histology procedure is critical to the results
Wm F Blank MD
Heartland Laboratory, Inc
Chaffee, MO 63740
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