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
From: Gladney, Diane C
To: 'GREYTRUNK@aol.com' ; email@example.com
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
>From: GREYTRUNK@aol.com [mailto:GREYTRUNK@aol.com]
>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
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