Re: [Histonet] B5 fixative

From:"Bryan Watson"

For all of the listed B5 substitutes mentioned, how are they disposed of and are they significantly safer?

>>> "Piero Nelva"  10/17/2008 17:59 >>>
I agree.  The Occ Health and SAfety representative is your best bet to 
consign the B5 to history.

Piero Nelva
Anatomical pathology
Monash Medical Centre

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Cartun" 
To: ; "Bryan Watson" 

Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] B5 fixative

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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