The Basics of Formalin Fixation

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  • Instructor: J. Greenlee
  • Level: Basic
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Course time: 55 minutes
  • Quiz: 1
  • Availability: On demand
  • CID: 557-005-24
Course overview
Formalin fixation is by far the most common form of fixation used in histology laboratories around the world, and it is a fundamental part of the entire histology process. Despite formalin fixation being the key to the whole process, we far too often take it for granted.

This course will review formalin and explain its use as a fixative. Next, the workshop will investigate the variables that impact formalin's ability to properly fix tissue, and finally the workshop will cover how to review current laboratory processes for bad fixation habits and discuss how to address them.
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Joshua Greenlee, MBA, IASSC CBB™, HT/HTL(ASCP)cm
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At the completion of this course, complete and successfully pass the post-course quiz to receive a certificate for 1.0 Contact Hour.

P.A.C.E.® Statement

Histology Education is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

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