The OHSU Renal Biopsy Service
The recommended fixatives are listed below. Please contact us if you would like us to supply these fixatives.
- For light microscopy (LM): 10% aqueous formaldehyde (formalin). This is readily available in most pathology laboratories. Paraformaldehyde and Carnoy's fixative are also satisfactory.
- For Immunofluorescence (IF) Microscopy: Michel's fixative (Modified Michel's Tissue Fixative - Wampole Laboratories, Cranbury, N.J.).
- Electron Microscopy (EM): 2-3% glutaraldehyde. Paraformaldehyde is also suitable.