[Histonet] Zinc Formalin and Iron stains

Hannen, Valerie Valerie.Hannen <@t> parrishmed.com
Mon Apr 16 13:11:44 CDT 2007

Hi fellow histonetters!!
    We are just wondering if anyone else has run into this problem...we
have been told by our Pathologist that smears that we make from a
Bone Marrow aspirate (before fixation) show positive Iron staining...
however, the clot from the same aspirate that has been fixed in
Zinc Formalin showed no Iron staining. Has Zinc Formalin been
known to leach Iron out of Bone Marrow aspirates?
Any insight that you could share with us would be greatly 
                                   Valerie Hannen,MLT(ASCP),HTL,SU(FL)
                                   Parrish Medical Center
                                   Titusville, Florida

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