Fixative

subsequent procedures

Formalin means

Carnoy's means

Quality of cutting

4.76

3.84

Quality of staining by H&Eَ

5.28

4.00

Quality of staining by Alcian blue

4.76

2.88

Quality of staining by PAS

3.76

4.52

Quality of staining by Perl's Prussian blue

5.64

3.92

Table 1: Distribution of fixatives efficiency means count by subsequent procedures