Re: need help....

From:Vinnie Della Speranza <>

one can easily see intact red blood cells in capillaries in virtually any H&E on tissue that has been formalin fixed. given this fact, how do you explain your observations with formalin and rbc?

>>> <> 05/10/01 06:24PM >>>
Formalin fixed RBCS will lyse, due to the water content in Formalin, I have 
done this with peripheral smears that have malignant cells in them, I fix in 
formalin, it rids my slide of rbcs(endogenous peroxidase) and adheres the 
malignant cells to the slide.


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