[Histonet] Xylene substitutes for tissue processor clean cycle

Vanessa Avalos vavalos <@t> allergydermatology.com
Tue May 21 19:01:21 CDT 2013

I use a excelsior and was told to always use Xylene in the cleaning cycle.  Since sub is not as pure as xylene ( obviously) you could be at risk of developing paraffin clogs that the sub may not get. Using one xylene  in the cleaning has not effected the odor at all in the lab. Good Luck.


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Conway, Carla
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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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