[Histonet] Xylene

White, Lisa M. Lisa.White3 <@t> va.gov
Tue Jan 22 12:46:46 CST 2013

I know that Xylene is the number one choice for processing tissues.
Some labs utilize Xylene Substitutes with good results.  Looking for
opinions on not only processing but thoughts on effects on staff.  If
you have articles please send them, would be very grateful.  I have
worked with two HT's in the past that have severe Xylene sensitivity.
Trying to get my ducks in a row as management is considering a change
for our lab.  We currently use a sub and management is wanting to switch
back to Xylene.


Lisa White, HT(ASCP)

Supervisory HT

James H. Quillen VAMC

PO Box 4000

Corner of Veterans Way and Lamont

PLMS 113

Mountain Home, TN 37684


423-979-3401 fax


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