RE: B5 Substitutes

From:"Carpenter, Judith A."

Hi Richard-
We went mercury free about 8 years ago and had to switch from B5.
Our hematopathologist LOVED that fixative so we did several
bone marrows and lymph nodes in approx. 6 different fixatives for her
to choose from (non-mercury of course).
The winner was 3.7% zinc formalin from Anatech and we've been with it since
w/o any problems.
Jude Carpenter, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Chief Technologist
FAHC Histopathology
111 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT  05401
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Cartun []
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:06 AM
Subject: B5 Substitutes

I have a meeting today to discuss the elimination of B5 from our
Histology Laboratory.  I know this topic has been discussed before, and
I just searched the archives, but I am looking for more current
information.  What are people using as a substitute for B5 for lymph
nodes and bone marrows, and are your pathologists completely satisfied
with it?  Thank you.

Richard Cartun

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