[Histonet] Best Decal?

Swain, Frances L SwainFrancesL <@t> uams.edu
Fri Feb 6 14:11:12 CST 2009

Hi Cindy:  We use 5% Formic Acid with a chemical end point test to determine when decalcification has been completed.  We make our own 5% Formic Acid but Newcomer's Supply has some that I have used which worked really well. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Frances L. Swain HT(ASCP) A. A. S.
Special Procedures Technician
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Center for Orthopaedic Research
Barton Research Building 2R28
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock AR 72205
(501) 686-8739 PHONE
(501) 686-8987 FAX
swainfrancesl <@t> uams.edu email

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Cindy DuBois
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 10:56 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Best Decal?

What is the best decal to use for bone such as knee & femur?  We are
currently using Decalcifying H from Ever Scientific at the grossing area for
4 - 8 hours and Decal stat at the microtome for another 2 hours.  It seems
like there must be a better way?  Both the Decal H and the Decal Stat are
hydrochloric acid based.

Cindy Dubois
Integrated Pathology
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