Re: Excell Fixative (What is it?)

I checked some of my travel notes and found that I'd recorded (and mercifully 
forgotten) some information about Excell fixative. It was the alleged 
fixative used at the Mohs horror show I regaled you with several months ago.

>>ExCell fixative contains methyl pentanedial glycol (MPG), which is supposed 
to act like an aldehyde fixative. Probably it also contains ethanol.

American Master*Tech Scientific, Inc.
P.O. Box 2539
Lodi CA 95241-2539
fax 209-368-4136
package insert revised 9-17-98

Excell does not provide same-day fixation for excisional biopsy skin 
specimens, which are transferred to formalin for overnight fixation and next 
day processing. Biopsy size skin specimens can be processed the same day.<<

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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