[Histonet] Mercurochrome in IBF--replacement?

Jacquie.Farnsworth <@t> cls.ab.ca Jacquie.Farnsworth <@t> cls.ab.ca
Thu Jun 9 12:21:06 CDT 2005

I've read many articles in the archives about replacing mercurochrome with eosin, etc.  We are looking for a dye solution to use in IBF fixative for our prostate biopsies.  (In order to see the tissue easier at embedding).  We are currently trying Mrs. Stewart's bluing solution. With this, the pathologists have noticed a blue halo around the sections. Generally it does not interfere with diagnosis, but am wondering if there's something better out there?

Thank you in advance,

Jacqueline Farnsworth
Anatomic Pathology Tech III
Calgary Laboratory Services
Jacquie.Farnsworth <@t> CLS.ab.ca
PH: (403) 944-1578
Pager: 212-8223 #1933

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