[Histonet] Xylene substitutes for tissue processor clean cycle

Elizabeth Chlipala liz <@t> premierlab.com
Tue May 21 10:41:18 CDT 2013


I think most tissue processor vendors recommend xylene for cleaning and do not recommend a xylene substitute.  This may have changed recently but I would suspect it would void your warranty if you were still under one if the vendor recommends xylene and you are using a xylene substitute for cleaning.


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Conway, Carla
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:26 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Xylene substitutes for tissue processor clean cycle

Hello all,

The technician who does preventive maintenance on our LX-120 tissue processor recommended that we use xylene as the solvent in our clean cycle.
We are considering using a xylene substitue in the clean cycle and would appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks very much,

Carla Conway
Histology Technician
Western Fisheries Research Center, USGS
6505 N.E. 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115-5016 USA
Phone: 206-526-6282 ext. 242
Fax: 206-526-6654
E-mail: cmconway <@t> usgs.gov
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