Re: xylene in tissue processors


I too have used Shandon's Histosolve on my Tissue-Tek VIP for 10 years with
no problems what-so-ever.

Dawn Schneider, HT(ASCP)
Howard Young Medical Center
Woodruff, WI
-----Original Message-----
From: Gladney, Diane C 
To: '' ;

Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 11:59 AM
Subject: RE: xylene in tissue processors

>I have used Shandon's "Histosolve" for about 10 years without any problems.
>I have an old Tissue-Tek VIP and a new Ventana Renaissance processor.  I
>have not experienced any problems related to the xylene substitute being
>used in the processors. This xylene substitute has little or no smell.  I
>have used other xylene substitutes a long time ago that created havoc with
>my allergies from the smell and had to find another alternative. As with
>most xylene substitutes,  it is hydroscopic so if you live in an area of
>high humidity, you may have to change the solutions more often. I hope that
>this information is helpful.
>Have A Great Day,
>Diane C. Gladney, HT(ASCP)
>Moncrief Army Community Hospital
>Dept. of Pathology, Histology Section
>Ft. Jackson, SC 29207-5600
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 11:12 AM
>Subject: Re: xylene in tissue processors
>We used to use Hemo de, but our vendor stopped carrying it for some reason,
>so we switched to Citro solv, both work well.
>Roxanne Soto HT (ASCP)
>Wilson Medical Center
>Wilson, NC

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