Re: [Histonet] Washing out formalin fixation

From:Rene J Buesa

You cannot "unfix" a formalin fixed tissue with running water. It does not work that way.
  René J.

"Johnson, Teri"  wrote:
  Last week, a researcher here asked me what the chemical mechanism was of washing out the effects of formalin fixation on the tissues with running water. In other words, how does it work? Anybody here know?

Teri Johnson, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Managing Director Histology Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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