Now that we can no longer use alcoholic fixatives on breast tissue, is
there anyone out there that is putting a slight temperature on the
reagents on the processor to enhance fixation and dehydration? I have
thought of using stronger alcohol grades and an extra xylene, which
would help in the dehydration of the lipids. This would be a dedeicated
processor for fatty tissue types only. What is everyone's thoughts and
thanks for all input!
Dorothy Webb, HT (ASCP)
Histology Technical Supervisor
Regions Hospital, Pathology Department
640 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2595
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