Z-5 fixative

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Date:Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:20:35 -0500 (EST)
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		Hi everyone,
 The hospital I work for has informed us that they want the institution to be
mercury free.  So in doing so,  they want us to get rid of our B-5 fixative..
We have ordered a subsitute for B-5 called Z-5.  
My questions are :			1. How does it compare to B-5?
							2. How does it effect IHC staining?
When we use B-5 we either fix or Post fix for two hours?
Would  it be the same for Z-5?
Does anyone have a procedure for using Z-5 .   Thank you in advance.  
																	Tom L.  Lansing Mi.

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