[Histonet] Has anyone done a comprehensive study on fixatives?

Lee & Peggy Wenk lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 24 01:35:14 CDT 2006

I don't have the issue in front of me, so maybe a Histonetter can supply
more information.

A couple of years ago, the NSH Journal of Histotechnology published a
special September issue, with all the articles related to fixation. There
were some good charts in it, as to what type of fixative fixes what

Contact NSH 301-262-6221, and see if they have any old issues you could buy.
(The Journal archive web pages are still under construction on the NSH web

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Subject: [Histonet] Has anyone done a comprehensive study on fixatives?

Has there ever been a comprehensive study done on fixatives?  For instance,
the differences between fixation with formalin, different kinds of alcohol
or other fixatives? Specifically, is one fixative better for IHC?  If a
paper has been done and published, anyone know where it might be?  I tried a
pubmed search and was relatively unsuccessful.

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