Re: Fixation for breast tissue

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Date:Wed, 5 May 1999 16:13:30 EDT
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In a message dated 5/5/99 12:27:47 PM, writes:

<<I was wondering if there is anyone who uses a fixative for breast tissue
that is comprised of formalin, alcohol and/or acetic acid.  We are looking
for something that fixes fatty tissue better than buffered formalin.   If
you have such a fixative, could you share the recipe with us.   Also, does
this fixative have any negative effects on immuno staining, in particular
estrogen and progesterone receptors.

Thank you.   Sandra via Barb!>>

We manufacture a product called  Dissect Aid.  Dissect Aid is a special  
fixative for easier, quicker lymph node recovery. It turns lymph nodes white 
in the surrounding tissue mass making them simple to find. Since Dissect Aid 
fixes and dehydrates simultaneously, it will also firm up fatty tissues 
making them easier to handle. Paraffin infiltration is quick and complete. 
Routine H & E and special stains, including immunoperoxidase, work well with 
tissues fixed in Dissect Aid. 

If you would like further information including MSDS, you should go to  Or call us at 1-800-428-5856. 

Cliff Berger
Decal Chemical Corp. 

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