RE: [Histonet] mercurochrome for biopsy marking

From:"Tony Henwood"

Has anyone noticed that mercurochrome contains MERCURY?


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: 612 9845 3306
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Monday, 4 February 2008 3:00 AM
To: karen p;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] mercurochrome for biopsy marking

  I also have one of those old bottles of di-brom-oxy-mercuri-fluorescein (mercurochrome 220). Just prepare a 2% aquaeous solution and it will do (no ethanol involved). Great stuf for skin cuts and bruises!
  You could also add a few drops of concentrated eosin in the last absolute ethanol station in your tissue processor and your small biopsies will be stained. Since the next step will probably be xylene (or a substitute) the biopsies will not be distained and will be visible when embedding.
  René J.

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