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Adjusting the Specific Gravity of a Fixative Solution to Allow an Organ to Float

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Clinical Laboratory

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A friable organ may need to fix before it can be handled. If the organ sinks to the bottom of the fixative container then it may become deformed. One solution is to raise the specific gravity of the fixative solution so that the organ can float.

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