Gendre's Fixative

Picric acid, sat. ethanolic   800 mL
Formalin, concentrated 150 mL
Acetic acid, glacial 50 mL

Gendre's fixative may be thought of as an alcoholic Bouin's fluid. It may be recommended when glycogen is the target element. Both ethanol and picric acid enhance the preservation of glycogen either by trapping it within protein or by precipitation. Tissues should not be left in it for extended peiod.


Gray, Peter. (1954)
The Microtomist's Formulary and Guide.
Originally published by:– The Blakiston Co.
Republished by:– Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co.
    Gendre, (1937)
    Bulletin d'histologie appliquée à la physiologie et à la pathologie et de technique
    microscopique. v. 14, p. 262.




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