[Histonet] Silly Question?

Tony Henwood AnthonyH <@t> chw.edu.au
Thu Dec 11 16:23:42 CST 2008

And I won't stop!!

I would prefer a slight methanol rather than no formaldehyde (see
previous post) or formic acid being present.

Also if some one sent me tissues fixed in a mercury containing fixative,
I would report them and send it back.

If researches or surgeons want quality results from my lab, they follow
my rules or take a different road. But having said this I will
negotiate, hoping to get the best quality that we can. Communication
(and sometimes education) is the key


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
Tel: 612 9845 3306
Fax: 612 9845 3318
the children's hospital at westmead 
Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead 
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145, AUSTRALIA 

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Pat
Sent: Friday, 12 December 2008 4:22 AM
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Subject: RE: [Histonet] Silly Question?

Thank you, Jeanine, Joyce, and Linda.  The tissues I'm cutting are  
just for H&E staining and light microscopy; they won't be used for  
Immunostaining, antigen retrieval, or anything too fancy.  I don't see  
what difference it would make, but of course I'll put them in whatever  
people ask for.  I know that commercial formaldehyde is "stabilized"  
for storage so I can understand some folks wouldn't want the MeOH  
contamination, no matter how slight.


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