RE: [Histonet] Xylene recycling

From:"Weems, Joyce"

Recycled xylene is actually purer than new. We have found that this can cause GI biopsies to be crisper than when processed with new xylene, so we don't use it on our biopsy processor. Also, with some coverslippers, new xylene is a must. Other than a bad odor that can be remedied with acetic acid, I have had no problems with recycled xylene in the 20 yrs (yikes!) I've used it - with either of these brands of recyclers. Good luck! Joyce-----Original Message-----From:[]On Behalf Of Bell,LynneSent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 9:07 AMTo: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.eduSubject: [Histonet] Xylene recyclingGood Morning All,Our hospital is demoing a xylene recycler for the next few weeks.  Ofcourse, this was done without the lab's knowledge, but that is anotherstory for another time.  My question is how pure is the recycled xylene?Are you able to use the xylene on the processor as if it were new?  Iassume that you can use it for staining purposes, but I'm a bit waryabout using it for processing tissue.  The recycler that is here now isfrom B/R instruments and apparently another one from CBG Biotech will behere at the end of the month. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks........ Lynne A. Bell, HT (ASCP)Central Vermont HospitalP. O. Box 547Barre, VT  05641802-371-4122 _______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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