[Histonet] Breast Fixation with fixatives other than Formalin

Carol Fields Carol.Fields <@t> Northside.com
Mon Jan 23 08:47:38 CST 2012

Hi Netters,
Could you please let me know who all is using breast fixatives other
than 10% formalin and what do you do about CAP requirements?  I would
also like to get in touch with Dr. Richard Cartun because I think he has
done studies on this for Her2. Our docs will not let us use anything
other than formalin because of CAP regs and the result is a lot of raw
breast tissue.  This is even holding the tissue for a couple days.
Any help with this would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Carole Fields, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Northside Hospital
Atlanta, GA 30342
carol.fields <@t> northside.com

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