Update to 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin
Standardization in medicine is now well recognized as an important tool in helping to enhance patient management. At the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, we recognize the need for standardizing multiple variables, including pre-analytic variables such as tissue fixation.
Variables associated with tissue fixation include time to fixation, type of fixative, and duration of tissue fixation. This standardization protocol has come to play an even bigger role in ancillary studies, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular testing, to ensure consistent and reproducible results.
For the purpose of supplying and using the same type of fixative with all of our clients and across all Cleveland Clinic Laboratories locations, we are switching the supply of Acid Alcohol 10% Formalin to 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin. This switch should have no effect on your storage protocols or safety procedures.
Please contact Client Services by calling (800) 628-6816 for the new 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin and remove and dispose of any old supplies in your current inventory.
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