RE: Is it formalin or saline

From:"Weems, Joyce" <>

NOW you tell me!
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	David Grehan []
	Sent:	Thursday, March 29, 2001 11:34 AM
	To:	'histonet'
	Subject:	Is it formalin or saline

	Have you ever been asked if a specimen has been placed in formalin
	saline but you are reluctant to have a sniff and blast your mucous
	Here is a simple test ;
	Add  few drops of the fluid to 1 ml of your reticulin silver
	If it turns white the fluid is saline.
	If it turns black you have got formalin .


	David Grehan


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