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zinc fixed vs formalin fixed
« on: August 04, 2006, 10:31:08 AM »
does anyone know the advantages of both?

do certain reactions work better with zinc and other with formalin?

please help!

zinc fixed vs formalin fixed
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zinc fixed vs formalin fixed
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 11:10:35 AM »
Formalin with zinc is used to replace the old mercury containing fixatives for bone marrow aspirates and cores, such as B-5. Zinc formalin will give you better morphology than NBF and enhances IHC in most instances. However, zinc does make the tissue a little more brittle.
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zinc fixed vs formalin fixed
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