[Histonet] Schiff's reagent in microwave?
histology.bc <@t> shaw.ca
Thu Jun 16 18:59:57 CDT 2005
Two points to make:
1. Microwaving Schiff's reagent will shorten its life and your operating
costs will rise.
2. Unless you are using some really strange procedure, the time in
Schiff reagent is only 10-15 minutes anyway. Think about it logically,
are you really in that much of a rush?
The health risks associated with hot Schiif fumes should be enough to
disuade you from this procedure.
Jacquie.Farnsworth <@t> cls.ab.ca wrote:
>Does anyone have some thoughts on microwaving Schiff's reagent? We currently microwave Schiff's in our plastics laboratory (for PAS stain on our renal biopsies). We take the heated reagent out of the microwave, and place it in a fumehood immediately and remove slides. One of our techs is still having problems with the fumes. R95 masks are available, but I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts? Suggestions? Does anyone else microwave Schiff's reagent?
>Thank you in advance,
>Anatomic Pathology Tech III
>Calgary Laboratory Services
>Jacquie.Farnsworth <@t> CLS.ab.ca
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