[Histonet] Xylene free processing

Martin, Erin Erin.Martin <@t> ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 10 12:13:19 CST 2013


We have been processing xylene free for a couple of years in ThermoFisher Excelsior processors.  The tissue goes directly from isopropyl alcohol to paraffin.  It works well for us.  We sought out a xylene free protocol to reduce the amount of xylene in the lab.

We do need to use xylene in the cleaning cycle but it's only a gallon.

Good luck!


Erin Martin, Histology Supervisor
UCSF  Dermatopathology Service

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