Problems and Solutions in Histological Technique

 

Problems in Histopathological Technique

 

Prepared by

ROY ELLIS

IMVS Division of Pathology

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011

Email: roy.ellis@imvs.sa.gov.au

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW 18?

Did you know that adding ethyl alcohol to a solution containing chromic acid and mercuric chloride can cause spontaneous combustion?

 

But where are all of these solutions used together? I can hear you say.

 

Zenker - which contains

  • Mercuric chloride

  • Potassium dichromate and

  • Acetic acid

Potassium dichromate and acetic acid make chromic acid.
If you go straight to processing without first washing well in water – Bang.

 

 

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