RE: B5 Substitutes
|From:||"Carpenter, Judith A." |
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)
111 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
From: Richard Cartun [mailto:Rcartun@harthosp.org]
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.
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