Re: [Histonet] xylene vs. xylene substitutes

Just a note: the rep from CBG Biotech told me that Formula 83 (which, as I understand, is mainly naphtha) does NOT work for the coverslipping tape, so you'd have to use xylene only on the coverslipper.   Otherwise, the Formula 83 works fine. 

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From: Mrosla, Tina M 
Sent: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:06:40 -0500
Subject: [Histonet] xylene vs. xylene substitutes

I was wondering what kind of experience people have had with xylene substitutes. 
I work in a medium-volume hospital laboratory that would like to change to a 
xylene substitute wherever we can without compromising quality. It probably 
would have no effect on the tissue processors, but how about the automatic 
stainer (I should mention that we have a Sakura tape coverslipper)?  Hemo-D is 
not an option because some employees have hypersensitivity to it, but how about 
Americlear or any others?

Tina Mrosla

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