xylene vs substitutes, yet again
Once again I find myself in need of help from my fellow histo
professionals. I know this subject has been done many times over, but of course,
I didn't save any of your input. One of the hospitals in my group of four is
receiving pressure from the safety committee to switch over to a xylene
substitute. Personally I have never liked the results from substitutes and I am
highly allergic to the citrus one.
I need some hard evidence to prove that 1. I won't achieve optimum results
in my tissue processor (A VIP 3000), 2. I can't use substitutes in my Tissue Tek
tape coverslipper, and since I have to use real xylene in those two places, I
might as well stick to the real thing.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks for the help.
Noreen Gilman, B.S., H.T.(ASCP) CLS
General Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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