[Histonet] B-Plus Fixative
Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Tue Jan 9 08:31:04 CST 2007
You are absolutely correct. No one should be using mercury-containing
fixatives today. Several years ago, we went back to formalin for all
lymphoid tissues and bone marrow biopsies. We have not had any problems
as long as the specimen is fixed properly.
Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102
(860) 545-0174 Fax
>>> Jessica Piche <jessgrocki <@t> yahoo.com> 01/09/07 9:07 AM >>>
We are trying to get our pathologists to stop using mercury based
fixatives for lymph node fixation. We were wondering what people's
opinions are regarding non-mercury containing fixatives for lymph node
fixation, particularly what you thought of B-plus fixative.
Any information anyone could provide regarding any kind of lymph node
fixative would be great!
Jessica Piche-Grocki, HT (ASCP)
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