[Histonet] RE: Use of ammonia water

Susan.Walzer <@t> HCAHealthcare.com Susan.Walzer <@t> HCAHealthcare.com
Tue Dec 28 01:57:56 CST 2010

We have always used water with liquid soap and some ammonia to soften blocks. It has had no effect on IHC.

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Sharon.Davis-Devine
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 3:58 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Use of ammonia water

Happy Holidays Histonetters, I have a question for you. Do any of you use ammonia water to soften the blocks before cutting? If so, does this have any effect  on IHC staining? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Sharon Davis-Devine, CT (ASCP)
Cytology-Histology  Supervisor
Carle Foundation Hospital
Laboratory and Pathology Services
611 West Park Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
sharon.davis-devine <@t> carle.com

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