[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 40, Issue 27 Gill's Haemaqtoxylin

Duncan Wood duncanwood1 <@t> fsmail.net
Mon Mar 19 13:51:08 CDT 2007

If you want to use Gill's then you must use the Aluminium Sulphate, If you want to use the higher strengths of Gill's (double and triple strengths) then make sure that ALL the proportions are done properly, other wise it won't work.
It is possible to use Harris's that is mercury free if you are happier with that, but the Haematoxylin content needs to be increased by about 50%. can give you fuller details if you need them.
Good staining!
Duncan Wood, 
Consultant, Clin-Tech Ltd., UK

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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:35:52 -0500
From: "Wurdak, Elizabeth" 
Subject: [Histonet] Gill's hematoxylin
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Hello Histonetters,
We have decided to switch from Harris' hematoxylin to Gill's to avoid using
mercury. I have a couple of recipes for Gill's hematoxylin. They both call
for aluminum sulfate and sodium iodate. I have only ammonia alum,
NH4Al(SO4)2x12H2O, or potassium alum, KAl(SO4)2x12H2O and sodium periodate
on hand. Can I use these reagents instead and do I need to modify the
quantities of each. The IHC World recipe requires 0.2g sodium iodate and
20g aluminum sulfate for 1020 ml of the single strength hematoxylin (2g)
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Elizabeth Wurdak, PhD
Biology Department
Saint John¹s University
Collegeville, MN 56321
Tel: (320) 363-3177

On 3/19/07 8:58 AM, "SHargrove <@t> urhcs.org" wrote:

> Regarding the processing of prostate biopsies, We have a "short run" on one
> of the VIP's that we use for all biopsies. Our alcohols are graded from 70%
> - 100%. We used to use sponges for ours and the pathologist thought it
> caused some breaking. Imagine the tissue bouncing off of the pores of the
> sponge. Now all needle biopsies are wrapped in paper before processing. We
> are having much better results .We still use sponges for biopsies. Be sure
> the sponges are saturated with formalin before use, and they will not
> float.
> Susie Hargrove
> Tech Specialist Histology
> United Regional
> Wichita Falls, Texas
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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:40:19 -0500
From: "Martinez, Angela" 
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