RE: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5

From:"Moklebust, Amanda C"

	It is good to hear that people are finding an adequate replacement
for B-5.  Before our lab can make the change the pathologists want to see a
comparison study of at least two fixatives in addition to B-5.  Can anyone
pass on the names of other B-5 substitutes?  Thanks for the help.

Amanda Moklebust, HTL
Pathology Laboratory
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gladney, Diane C Ms MACH []
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 1:12 PM
To: Joe Nocito; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5


We have been using B-Plus for about 2 years. Our pathologists love it and
feel that it is equal to B-5. We have been required to eliminate the use of
mercury products in our lab so this product has worked very exceptional for
us. Trying to dispose of the mercury waste was getting to be a nightmare.
Our pathologists only commented right after we started using this product
that they noticed a very slight difference. They felt the difference was
insignificant and adjusted quickly to the slight difference. Now they say
that they can't tell the difference.....hmmm.
We had tried another product before discovering B-Plus that they just hated.
I was thrilled that they accepted the B-Plus as I was out of options to try
for a B-5 substitute.


Diane C. Gladney, HT (ASCP)
Histology /Cytology Supervisor
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
P.O. BOX 484
4500 Stuart Ave.
FT. Jackson, SC 29207

(803) 751-2530
DSN 734-2530


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 10:38 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5

Good morning Histonetters,
	My hempath is asking me to look into a substance called B-plus? It's
supposed to replace B5. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

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