Re: zinc fixative and sma
We routinely use zinc formalin for all tissues, and don't have a problem
with background staining, quite the contrary; clean background and crisp
What detection system are you using?
Regional Histology Operations Manager
Bon Secours Health Partners Laboratories
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
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Subject: zinc fixative and sma
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at BSHSIBTW
Date: 7/18/02 5:09 AM
it has been discussed many times about zinc fixative
histonet archive .We like to use it to stain surface markers,
CD4, CD8, CD20 in monkey tissue, since in formalin fixed
tissue it is much more difficult to get an acceptable staining
But now we would like to stain for smooth muscle actin in zinc
material. So far the results are disappointing because of high
In FFPE the staining looks nice and clean. Any explanation for that ?
Thank you for your help.
Novartis Pharma AG, Basel CH
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