alexa Histologic fixatives suitable for diagnostic light and electron microscopy.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Author(s): McDowell EM, Trump BF

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The merits of formaldehyde, formaldehyde-glutaraldehyde combinations, and glutaraldehyde in phosphate buffers have been compared as fixatives that will give easy and satisfactory preservation of tissues for routine automated histologic processing and yet keep them suitable for electron microscopical studies after prolonged storage at room temperature. We recommend a combination of 4\% commercial formaldehyde and 1\% glutaraldehyde in a buffer of 176 mOsm/liter. Tissue sections should not exceed 3 mm in width, and tissues to be examined by electron microscopy should be taken from the outside of the tissue sections. All special stains performed at light microscopical level gave satisfactory results. The fixative should be stored at 4 C and is stable for at least three months. The superior cross-linking features of glutaraldehyde are retained, while the concentration of glutaraldehyde is low enough not to substantially obscure the PAS reaction.
This article was published in Arch Pathol Lab Med and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version