[Histonet] Use of 1% AgNO3 in gross room

Greg Dobbin gvdobbin <@t> ihis.org
Thu Apr 26 09:18:31 CDT 2007

Hi Folks,    
In our gross room, (and maybe in most-I'm not familiar with the
    practise) our pathologists are using 1% silver nitrate to see
    margins in bowels, breast, etc. by pouring the solution onto the
    prior to slicing.  One pathologist has suggested keeping a bucket
of 1% 
    AgNO3 in the gross room so that the tissue could instead be
    immersed.  I know that if we use a plastic bucket the plastic will
    forever stained which is of course no big deal, but will the
    compromise the shelf life of the solution itself? 
    Thanks for your time.

Greg Dobbin, R.T.
Chief Technologist, Histology Lab
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
P.O. Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2337
Fax: (902) 894-2385

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