Re: processing of biopsies

Isopropyl alcohol is extremely drying.  Using straight isopropyl can "fry" your biopsies.  Reagent grade alcohol is a mixture of different types of alcohol with is easier on the tissue.

Debra Cobb, BS, HT (ASCP)
Assistant Laboratory Manager, Histopathology
Regional Reference Laboratories
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Phone: 818-503-6807
FAX: 818-503-6714

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