Re: Urate crystals

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From:Mick Rentsch <> (by way of histonet)
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Dear Tammy,
ordinarily Dimethyl Benzene (Xylene) can  be substituted  for any
requirement for Benzene. In this case it works!
Regards Mike Rentsch (Downunder)
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From: Tammy Bird <>
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Date: Tuesday, 10 November 1998 4:29
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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