RE: Sucrose Formalin

From:"Morken, Tim" <>

Sucrose is added to fixatives to adjust the osmolarity. This is common in
electron microscopy but not in light microscopy. Consult an EM book for

Tim Morken, BA, EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

PH: 404-639-3964
FAX: 404-639-3043


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Delorenzo []
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 4:54 PM
Subject: Sucrose Formalin

One of our pathologist is inquiring about a "sucrose formalin solution". I
have never heard of it does anyone have a recipe? Thanks

Mike DeLorenzo
Surgical Pathology Laboratory 
Medical College of Georgia

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