RE: Fixation of Smears

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From:"McCollough, Carol" <> (by way of histonet)
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Try using a poly-L-lysine coated slide.  We do this with crab blood all the

Regards -
Carol B. McCollough, HT(ASCP)
Diagnostics & Histology Laboratory Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Cooperative Oxford Laboratory
904 S. Morris Street
Oxford, MD 21654

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From: Bourassa, Patricia []
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 7:46 AM
To: Histonet @Pathology.Swmed.Edu (E-mail)
Subject: Fixation of Smears

Hi, all!

Not sure if this can be done, but here goes.  We want to make a blood smear
onto a slide and then fix it ASAP.  Can this be done without the smeared
cells falling off the slide?  Thanks!

-Patti Bourassa
 Pfizer, Groton

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