Re: [Histonet] 4F1G (4% Formaldehyde & 1% Glutaraldehyde in 0.1 M PB, pH 7.4) fixative and immuno

From:Rene J Buesa

Generally speaking you cannot get a good preservation/fixation for TEM if the block is also processed for paraffin infiltration.
  The reason being the thickness/size of the slice of tissue that HAS to be of 1-2 cubic mm to assure a good preservation for TEM.
  Other than that you just will probably have to make a stronger HIER before the IHC.
  I would treat one slice of tissue for FFPE and another for TEM.
  René J. wrote:
  I am looking for anyone who might have experience with 4F1G (4% 
Formaldehyde &1% Gluteraldehyde in 0.1M PBS, pH 7.4) and 
immunohistochemistry staining. We are interested in fixing tissue in this 
and then making both EM and paraffin blocks from the same sample. I was 
interested in getting opinions on how different immuno markers, normally 
run on FFPE tissue, might be affected by this fixation change. I realize 
that it is probably marker dependent and that fixation is a huge factor in 
immuno, but I was just interested in some opinions or any markers that you 
might have tried this fixative with that will work.

Thanks in Advance!! :-)

Michelle Schwab-MacDonald HT(ASCP)
Novartis, Boston, MA

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