Re: [Histonet] B5 fixative

From:"Richard Cartun"

If you are having a hard time with a pathologist regarding the use of B5, get your safety people involved.  They will take care of it.  We stopped using B5 a very long time ago.  We use formalin for all our lymph nodes and bone marrows.  No one should be using B5 and manufacturers should stop making it.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

>>> "Bryan Watson"  10/17/08 9:21 AM >>>
How many still use B5 fixative? And for those who do not, what do you use as a replacement? One of our pathologists is insistent on using B5, and we'd rather try to get away from it.
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