B5 Fixative

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From:"Karnes, Lori SDH" <karnesl@sdh.sk.ca>
To:"'Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'" <Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>

 In our Histology Lab we have been fixing our bone marrows and fresh lymph
nodes in B5 fixative. We have recently changed our BM so they are now fixed
in IBF from Surgipath. I was wondering if this fixative is also OK for fresh
lymph nodes. I would also like to know if a comparison was done on these
specimens. I would like to stop using B5 if at all possible as it is such a
health hazard. We also fix our liver biopsies in B5. Any comments would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Lori Karnes ART
Histology Lab 
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Sask.

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