[Histonet] mercury

Anne Van Binsbergen vanann702 <@t> skmc.gov.ae
Sat Oct 15 01:40:06 CDT 2005

Hello Histonetters

I am trying to get rid of all Mercury in my lab and have been waging a
war with one of the pathologists. He is absolutely determined to retain
his 'trusted' B5 for bone marrows and all other odds and ends which he
reckons should have a piece in B5 - 'just in case' - he believes that B%
is better for IHC than formalin


We all agree that the B5 morphology is hard to beat, and that there are
various other fixatives which could be used instead

For the past 18 mths we have been using Millonigs 10% NB Formalin and
are getting stunning results, for both routine H&E's as well as IHC.  


The key to good IHC is good fixation - timing and fixative


What I need is a flurry of responses which include your local
legislation regarding heavy metals. I am now trying to do this via OH&S.



Anne S van Binsbergen, NDMLT (Haem, Cell Path)

Anatomical Pathology Laboratory

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

PO BOX 51900

Abu Dhabi, UAE

ph:    +971 2 6102695

mobile:+971 503162804

email: vanann702 <@t> skmc.gov.ae <mailto:vanann702 <@t> skmc.gov.ae> 

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