RE: calcium formalin

From:Tony Henwood

RE: calcium formalin

Yes, we have used this as a fixative. It does not clog the processor, treat it as you would any phosphate buffered formalin (ie at least 75% ethanol after the fixative station). Tissues fixed in formal-calcium have routinely been processed to wax for years.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: (02) 9845 3306
Fax: (02) 9845 3318

-----Original Message-----
From: Miller, Yvette []
Sent: Friday, 25 October 2002 3:48
To: ''
Subject: calcium formalin

Topic: calcium formalin
Has anyone ever used this as a fixative for fatty tissue? Will it clog your
processor ? Can it be used for processing tissue for paraffin embedding ?

Local Animal Hospital,
Yvette, MA

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