Re: Achrived tissue viability when stored in 10% formalin

From:Greg Dobbin

I'm pretty sure the tissue stopped being *viable* when it was placed 
in fixative! ;-)  Sorry. It just struck me funny this morning (with one 
eye still shut). Sorry I don't have a real answer for you.

Date sent:      	Thu, 01 May 2003 20:45:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        	Achrived tissue viability when stored in 10% formalin

> Hello,
> The company I work for has been asked by one of our clients how long tissue 
> (animal) can be stored in formalin and still be viable.  We have gone back to 
> tissue stored for ~10yrs. but the staining was poor.  If there is any advice 
> on where we can find documentation of this information it would be 
> appreciated. Any thoughts on the time frame also are welcome.
> Thank You,
> Loriann

Greg Dobbin
Pathology Lab
Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.
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