xylene substitute

From:Cathy Mayton <Cathy@wasatchhisto.com>

I have used Clear-Rite 3 for well over 6 years on my VIP with no problems.
I did not even change the amount of time the tissue was exposed previously
in xylene which became Clear-Rite 3 stations .  I too use xylene in the
purge cycle on the processor in order to avoid problems.  Clear-Rite 3
works great even for bone.  The bone does not seem to get brittle when
processed in Clear-Rite 2 as it does in xylene.

We coverslip using Eukitt which is only miscible in xylene so Clear-Rite 3
is not used for coverslipping.  Each lab has its own preference so you may
want to try a couple of xylene substitutes that sound good to you.

Good luck!

GLP Compliant Laboratory

Cathy A. Mayton
Project Director
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

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