Recycling fixatives

From:Tim Webster <>

Hi everybody,

We have just changed from using Hollandes to Glyo-fixx for our g.i. bx's.

I can't find the reference, but we used to filter the hollandes and reuse

2 Questions:

1) Does/did anybody else filter and reuse fixatives?
2) If the answer to #1 is "Yes", can we do the same with the glyo-fixx.

It seems a terrible waste to use so much fixative for a 0.2x0.2x0.2 bx.
(Incidentally, we have educated the OR staff, and we pre-fill with as little
excess as possible, but you never know when a large polyp will occupy the

Thanks all,


Tim Webster
Northwestern Medical Center
Fairfield Street, VT
(802) 524-1070

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