[Histonet] Bouin's fixative

Bob Richmond rsrichmond at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 12:22:22 CST 2021

> Bouin's fixative has no business being used in a spray bottle. It's a very
> toxic material that shouldn't be aerosolized.

As Dr. Steve McClain suggests, dilute acetic acid - 3 to 5%, white vinegar,
is quite sufficient for preparing tissue for inking, and isn't toxic and
messy like Bouin's fixative, or flammable like acetone.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Maryville TN

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