Controlling fixation time

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From:"Andrea Kaj" <>
Date:Wed, 05 May 1999 02:19:47 PDT
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Science or art?

We all know that a perfect fixation is rarely accomplished in the 
routine....It is almost impossible to control the fixation time from the 
sample leaves the patient to landing on the pathologist's table.
I am about to make some controlled fixations tests on fresh tonsils (right 
from the surgeons table), and I try to figure out how to actually stop the 
(formalin) fixation without damaging the tissue.
I suppose I could transfer the tissue into a mixture of sucrose and 
gummi-arabicum, but I would really appreciate any knowledge from Histonet on 
this subject.

Kind regards Andrea

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