RE: [Histonet] Schiff's reagent in microwave?


Do you have room in the fume hood for the microwave?

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

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Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:52 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Schiff's reagent in microwave?

Hi Histonetters,
Does anyone have some thoughts on microwaving Schiff's reagent?  We currently microwave Schiff's in our plastics laboratory (for PAS stain on our renal biopsies).  We take the heated reagent out of the microwave, and place it in a fumehood immediately and remove slides.  One of our techs is still having problems with the fumes.  R95 masks are available, but I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts? Suggestions?  Does anyone else microwave Schiff's reagent?

Thank you in advance,

Jacqueline Farnsworth
Anatomic Pathology Tech III
Calgary Laboratory Services
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