RE: Non-formalin based fixatives

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From:"Carson, Karla" <>
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I am still of the old school and haven't found anything that works at well
as formalin.  We do have some facilities that use a product called Ultrum
II.  It definitely causes problems with staining.

Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
Regional Pathology Supervisor
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
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		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Andrea Perez []
		Sent:	Tuesday, March 21, 2000 9:59 AM
		Subject:	Non-formalin based fixatives

		Hello everyone!  I work at a Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for
the University of 
		Arizona, and we are interested in any information that you
can give us about 
		non-formalin based fixatives.  We receive tissues from
outside veterinarians 
		and clinics, and using the mailing system with formalin gets
a bit 
		complicated.  Does it work as well as formalin?  Does it
cause any problems 
		with the dehydration process?  Can it interfere with any
special stains?  
		Any information anyone can give me would be great.  Thanks
for your time!

		Andrea M. Perez
		University of Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
		Tucson, Arizona
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