Choosing the Correct Fixation

Recorded On: 10/15/2020

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There are many fixation choices within the histology laboratory depending on the type of stain that you are developing.  With so many choices how do you know what fixation type to use?  This lecture will explore many of the common fixatives, their uses and the importance of making sure that you fix tissues well in order to achieve good results for the type of staining that you are doing. It is also important to follow the guidance for some types of staining assays to make sure that these assays remain complaint for regulatory purposes.

CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase. 


Director- Advanced Staining Innovation

Leica Biosystems

Traci DeGeer is the Product Innovation Manager for the BOND RX platform and Advanced Staining Business Unit at Leica Biosystems. In this capacity she helps access new technologies for the Life Science research business, manages relationships with partners, works with legal partners to put agreements in place and liaises with Business Units to meet partner/customer needs as technologies are being developed. Traci holds a Bachelor of Science, in Biology, an HT, HTL, and QIHC for the anatomic pathology lab and recently graduated the HBx core program. Traci also holds a patent in small molecule detection for PDL-1 and has spoken at over one hundred state, regional and global symposia on various topics. Traci also sits on the ASCP Board of Certification (HT, HTL and QIHC Exam) and is the current Education Chair for the National Society of Histotechnology.


Choosing the Correct Fixation
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Open to view video. Objectives: Explain the importance of fixing tissue well to achieve good staining results; Discuss the most common fixatives for histology and their uses; Review examples of stains and assays where using a particular fixative impacts staining or regulatory status of the stain or assay
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1.00 CEUs credit  |  Certificate available
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