RE: Alcian Blue for Tissue Marking

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From:David Taylor Manager <DTMan@KINGMOWER.COM.AU>
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Are you making it up in DH2O or 100% Ethanol?

We use a 5% Alcoholic Soln.

If its too "thin", then leave the top off for a while and it will

David Taylor
Drs King & Mower
Adelaide, SA

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 July 2000 05:13
To: a i d a n s c h u r r
Subject: Re: Alcian Blue for Tissue Marking

There is a system called "the Davidson Marking System" sold by Bradley
products, Inc. P.O. BOX 201405, Bloomington, MN 55420.
Shandon also has tissue marking dyes available. Their address is ; 171
Industrial Dr. Pittsburgh, PA USA phone: 412-788-1133.

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, a i d a n s c h u r r wrote:

> Hi all,
> We use a 5% solution of Alcian Blue for tissue marking (margins 
> mostly).  We now have a new pathologist who says that this 
> solution is not "thick" enough.  Since 5g/100mL is about the 
> maximum solubility for A. blue, I am at a bit of a loss.  Any 
> suggestions for this, or for alternatives would be appreciated.  ps 
> she doesn't like using indian ink either!
> Cheers,
> Aidan
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