TNMayer <@t> mdanderson.org
Thu Jan 5 12:44:27 CST 2012
I would use the 1% Acetic Acid in 70% alcohol, for a couple of reasons: your docs are used to looking at the stain with the Clarifier, and acetic is the ingredient in the Clarifier 2; also you probably will not have to change your staining times by too much if you use acetic. You could probably even dilute it out to 50% alcohol. HCL works too fast, especially since I have students.
Toysha N. Mayer, MBA, HT (ASCP)
Program in Histotechnology
School of Health Professions
MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:59:35 +0000
From: Sarah Dysart <sdysart <@t> mirnarx.com>
Subject: [Histonet] Amazing
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I find it amazing sometimes when you don't do something for awhile how quickly your brain throws the information away. That being said...I know back in the day when I was learning histology we used to make our own acid alcohol solution (now where I am had a butt load of Clearifier so I was using that up). I don't want to buy that stuff anymore as making the solution is way cheaper and works just as well. I want to say it was like a 1% acid solution in alcohol?? What was the acid? For some reason my brain says glacial acetic...but time has made me forget. Is the alcohol you mix it in 100% or something lower with a water content to it? Please help my alzheimers =)
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