RE: Safranin O stain, Bone fixation

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Date:Wed, 5 May 1999 11:19:24 -0600
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I fix bone with Shandon's Zink formol, it is great for IHC.  I decal with
formic acid (5%) which is also good for IHC, so I guess what you use to fix
and decal with depends on what you want to do.

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		Sent:	Wednesday, May 05, 1999 9:40 AM
		Subject:	Safranin O stain, Bone fixation


		Do you know of any publications that explain the theory and
principles of
		the Safranin O/Fast Green stain?  I follow the procedure
from the AFIP
		manual but have been unable to find any additional

		I am also interested in feedback on fixation of bone
specimens.  I work
		with rabbit & sheep knees and am currently fixing with 10%
formalin and
		Surgipath Decalcifier I.  It seems to be working fine but I
have been asked
		to try different fixation treatments.  Does any one fix bone
with something
		other that 10% formalin?

		Thanks for your help.

		Rose Bellantoni
		   Senior Research Associate
		   Integra Life Sciences, CRC
		   11045 Roselle St.
		   San Diego CA 92121-2199

		  tel:  619-622-2740
		  fax: 619-535-8269


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