Re: Trying to get rid of B-5 fixative for routine GI biopsies

From:Patti Loykasek <>

on 3/29/01 9:23 AM, Lorraine C Smallwood at wrote:

> Our facility would like to get rid of B-5 fixative used routinely for GI
> biopsies.  What are other facilities using as a fixative for GI biopsies?
> What kind of disposal method do you use for the fixative?  All
> suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Lorraine
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I have worked at a lab where they used Hollands for all GI biopsies. Gave
good cytologic detail & didn't interfere with specials or IHC.

Patti Loykasek

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