[Histonet] Ink issues

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Wed Sep 2 09:09:55 CDT 2009

We use acetic acid - 3-5% solution (vinegar). j

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Subject: [Histonet] Ink issues

Good Morning all- I am having issues getting ink to "stick" to the
tissue surface, the black and blue that we are using are fine we have
tried several different companies and even use a "ink stay" acetic acid
spray on the tissue. My new pathologist has talked about dipping the
tissue after it is inked into Bouins solution, and that they didn't have
any issues with inks where he came from.  I have heard of this technique
before, But I was just able to get rid of all of the bounins solutions
in the lab and I am hesitant to bring it back, looking for Ideas and
thought from all, also if you use the Bouins solution to "fix" your
inks- I would love to learn your thoughts about the process.

September Amspacher HT(ASCP)
Technical Specialist- Histology Department Laboratory Chemical Hygiene
Officer Bassett Healthcare Cooperstown, New York

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