[Histonet] Formula 83 Clearing Solvent/Sandra

Joyce Cline jcline <@t> wchsys.org
Tue Jul 10 16:05:21 CDT 2007

Hello Sandy,

I am currently using Formula 83, closest to Xylene that I have found. We
can file our slides in 7 to 10 days. Beats the two weeks with other
substitutes and it can be recycled extremely well. No affect on IHC. We
use it in the processor and the stainer. We rarely have to recoverslip.

I have used substitutes for over 25 years and this so far has been the

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Harrison, Sandra C.
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:40 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Formula 83 Clearing Solvent

Dear Pathology People,
If anyone has used Formula 83 Clearing Solvent, I'd like to hear your
I just received a flyer on it and it sounds of interest. Not toxic,
dissolves paraffin 3 x faster than xylene substitutes, etc.

I'd particularly like to know if it had any impact on your subsequent
IHC testing.

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