RE: [Histonet] Schiff's reagent in microwave?
Technically we should all have the oven under the hood and it is not always possible if we need to use the hood for anything else. I know I was told to look into the cost of a laboratory microwave and thought the people I worked for at the time would have heart attack when they saw the quote. I used the Target MW as close to the hood as I could get it and that allowed me to move the Schiff's and anything else very quickly under the hood. I could hold my breathe and get it there. Otherwise I don't what would stop the fumes completely for you.
In an ideal world we would all have large hoods and lab MWs for safety.
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> Do you have room in the fume hood for the microwave?
> Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
> Histology Laboratory Supervisor
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> 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
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