Re: Zinc Formalin

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Date:Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:16:13 +0100 (BST)
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>Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 22:58:15 EDT
>Subject: Re: Zinc Formalin
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>Jill, we have been using zinc formalin for years now.  It is wonderful for
>the immunos in that it gave us consistency in staining, especially the
>difficult ones, such as ER and PR.  We have also replaced our B-5 with the
>zinc formalin.  All our bone marrows and lymph nodes are fixed in it.  We
>have it in all our specimen jars and in both processors.  The zinc formalin
>can rust metal lids on specimen jars and formalin pigments are present in the
>sections.  It has not hurt the processor since we do a hot water flush often.
> We get concentrated zinc formalin from Anatech.
>Hope this helps,    pearl

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