[Histonet] Distilled Water vs DI water for IHC and H&E staining

Whitaker, Bonnie Bonnie.Whitaker at osumc.edu
Thu Jul 28 07:00:44 CDT 2016

Hi Charles,

You will need to give it a try, in order to know for sure.

Water quality is EXTREMELY variable, from community to community, and even the pipes, etc., within in your building can influence the water quality.

The chemicals used by the local water district can also vary, based upon the season, and your geographical location.

Good luck!


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Subject: [Histonet] Distilled Water vs DI water for IHC and H&E staining

Does anyone know if there is a difference in staining results when using DI
water versus Distilled water? Our lab is trying to get away from the DI
system we have as it is becoming expensive to maintain and we were looking
to see if we could just use a home drinking filter with UV lighting for our
water supply. Please let me know any thoughts or concerns you might have
with this idea


Charles Riley HT(ASCP)CM

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