Re: [Histonet] 37% formaldehyde

From:Dana Settembre

It is my understanding that 37% formaldehyde is Formalin?
We put livers in formalin every day and produce most of our stains with
that fixative.

Dana Settembre
Immunohistochemistry Lab
UMDNJ - University Hospital
Newark, NJ

>>> Linda Blazek  2/3/2005 1:48:13 PM >>>
Does anyone know why a surgeon would want to send a liver biopsy
specimen in 37% formaldehyde?  Is there some test or procedure that
would ever want to put a specimen in 37%?
Linda  Blazek, HT (ASCP)
Department of Pathology
Children's Medical Center
Dayton, Ohio  45404
(937) 641-3358
fax (937)641-5482 

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