Zinc formalin and antigen retrieval
In the vast majority of cases, antigen retrieval is not necessary
after zinc formalin fixation. This, in fact, is one of the
compelling advantages of this family of fixatives. You may destroy
the tissue with antigen retrieval methods if this action is not
Section adherence may be a problem with home-made zinc formalin and
some commercial products. Three vendors, at least, offer zinc
fixatives that do not have this problem: Anatech Ltd., Thermo
Shandon and StatLab.
Richard W. Dapson, Ph.D.
Battle Creek, MI
Web address: anatechltdusa.com
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>