RE: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5

From:"Wiese, Jason VHAROS"

I use Presto-fixe II(B-5 replacement).  I purchase it from Spectra Tint
(Phone 800-888-8468... Fax 716-546-7979)  Item #F112   It may not work for
your needs, depending on what they are, but it is a good product to use in a
comparison study.

Jason Wiese, HT(ASCP)
VHAROS Histology
913 Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR  97470
(541)-440-1000  x44751


-----Original Message-----
From: Moklebust, Amanda C [mailto:amoklebu@seattlecca.org]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 2:27 PM
To: 'Gladney, Diane C Ms MACH'; Joe Nocito; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5



	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 [mailto:Diane.Gladney@se.amedd.army.mil]
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 1:12 PM
To: Joe Nocito; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] B-Plus substitute for B5


Joe,

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

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

EMAIL: diane.gladney@se.amedd.army.mil  OR
                 dcgx1@aol.com


-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
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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