Re: B-5 Precipitate

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <>

No recipe, but a question -

How do you dispose of the xylene and the alcohol, now that
it has mercury in it?

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laurie Colbert" <>
To: "Histonet" <>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: B-5 Precipitate

> We currently use a xylene/iodine solution to de-zenkerize our B-5 fixed
> slides (5 gms. iodine to 400 ml xylene) and I want to put this in my
> procedure manual.  Would anyone out there have a source for this recipe
> that I can reference?
> Laurie Colbert
> Huntington Mem

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