[Histonet] glyerin/phenol storage

Geoff McAuliffe mcauliff <@t> umdnj.edu
Tue Aug 25 10:24:37 CDT 2009

Hi Jan:

We used to use glycerine+phenol  for storing slices of embalmed cadavers 
before embedding in clear plastic. I don't know the exact ratio but it 
was mostly glycerin. We did not stain but painted the nerves, blood 
vessels, etc as a teaching tool.
As for IHC, it would depend on the fixation and the antigen in question.


Jan Shivers wrote:
> I'm posting this for a colleague....
> Does anyone have experience using glycerin/phenol as a storage medium, and if so, for how long are the tissues still good for Histology processing/staining?  I assume they can't be used for IHC.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jan Shivers
> University of Minnesota
> Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
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