RE: mouse pituitary fixation time

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

More and more we seem to be accepting that a few hours in formalin attains fixation. After 6 hours it may be wet, but not fixed.
If there is no hurry, give it a few days. Formalin is *not* a quick fixative.

Terry L Marshall B.A.(Law), M.B.Ch.B., F.R.C.Path
Consultant Histopathologist
Rotherham General Hospital, Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin, Ronald []
Sent: 06 January 2003 16:26
Subject: mouse pituitary fixation time

How long should I formalin fix a mouse pituitary for? 6 hours ?12 hours?
Ron Martin
Research Associate

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