RE: Urate crystals

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From:"Hewlett Bryan (CMH)" <HEWLETT@EXCHANGE1.CMH.ON.CA> (by way of histonet)
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>From: 	Tammy Bird[]
>Sent: 	November 9, 1998 1:20 PM
>Subject: 	Urate crystals
>My pathologist just requested that I do a procedure from Theory and
>Practice of Histotechnology (Sheehan's book) pg 151, Fixing and
>processing uric acid and sodium urate crystals.  My question is:
>After fixing in alcohol, processing in acetone is it necessary to use
>Benzene?  We do not have any Benzene and I really don't want to buy
>any, so can I substitute Xylene?
>Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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