Re: Mercury substitutes

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From:Rick Roberts <>
To:"MacDonald, Jennifer" <>
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Zinc Formalin is supposed to work as well as B5 but is less toxic. Many vendors
sell this, but Anatech's seems to be the most often referenced.

"MacDonald, Jennifer" wrote:

> Has anybody found a comparable fixative to B5 for bone marrows and lymph
> nodes?  I would like to replace our B5 with something less hazardous and
> less expensive to dispose of.  Our pathologists are very fond of B5.   Thank
> you.
> Jennifer MacDonald
> San Antonio Community Hospital
> Upland, CA  91786
> (909) 985-2811 ext. 4148

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