Anatomic Pathology

Histology Reagents and Stains

Cardinal Health offers an extensive portfolio of consumables including 10% NBF, alcohols, and xylenes as well as hematoxylin and eosin stains.

Buffered 10% Formalin

Active ingredients: formaldehyde, USP, 4%. pH is 6.9 to 7.1. Buffered with phosphate buffer. Not intended for use as a disinfectant.

Forma-Scent® Fixative

This Forma-Scent® fixative is for use in histological applications of fixation and storage of tissue specimens. Although the Forma-Scent® fixative masks formalin odor, fumes are still dangerous and should be avoided.

Histological Freezing Spray

This moisture-free and non-flammable freezing spray is used to “flash freeze” tissue specimens in the cryostat or harden difficult-to-cut tissue on the microtome during sectioning.

Prefilled Formalin Containers

These clarified, polypropylene wide-mouth containers are flexible, crack-resistant and autoclavable and allow visualization of specimens. Select sizes are available with a pressure-sensitive inner seal that protects against leakage and reduces exposure to formalin vapors.


C6H4(CH3)2 FW 106.17 Flash point: 27.7°C/82°F Boiling range: 137° to 144°C Store at 15° to 30°C

Formaldehyde 37% Solution

Do not freeze HCHO FW 30.03 Flash point: approx. 62°C (142°F) Store at 15°C to 30°C Meets U.S.P. specifications Not intended for use as a disinfectant

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