RDO Rapid Decalcifier

RDO Rapid Decalcifier
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RDO Rapid Decalcifier

RDO Rapid Decalcifier is a major improvement to histological processing procedures. Compared with other commercially available decalcifiers, RDO gently decalcifies specimens in a fraction of the time. The little extra care required when using RDO will return more cost-effective sections with superb histological detail and staining characteristics.

RDO was developed with the basic premise of making your work routine quicker and easier. RDO is presently being used by thousands of technicians world-wide and is the decalcifier of choice when superior staining qualities are desired in a minimum amount of time.

RDO Rapid Decalcifier is a major improvement to histological processing procedures. Compared with other commercially available decalcifiers, RDO gently decalcifies specimens in a fraction of the time. The little extra care required when using RDO will return more cost effective sections with superb histological detail and staining characteristics.

RDO Rapid Decalcifier

  • Offer crisp nuclear staining and definition
  • Give distinguishable chromatin
  • Show great surface decalcification
  • Are - as always, safe enough to be disposed down normal lab sinks and drains

RDO Field Uses:

  • Anatomic
  • Clinical (Surgical Pathology & Autopsy Pathology)
  • Comparative Anatomy
  • Dental Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Medical (Surgical Pathology & Autopsy Pathology)
  • Oral Pathology
  • Special (Anatomy)

RDO is produced at a single quality-controlled facility and warehoused at central locations. RDO is readily available from stock for same day shipments. Its chemical properties allow air shipment for next day delivery.

 

Our mission continues to be to make your work routine easier. We are certain that you will agree that there is no better commercial decalcifier available for speed, staining and retention of nuclear detail.

Technical Points

Both RDO and RDO Gold are unsurpassed decalcifiers that can be tailored to suit your specific lab routine. As with most acids, nuclei acids in the cell can become subject to ribonuclease digestion, resulting in a loss of basophilic properties. Careful monitoring should be used with RDO to avoid over decalcification. Decalcification will depend on the thickness and density of specimens. Overnight decalcification should be avoided. Full Strength RDO is used for hard compact bone, ie. femur heads. Both RDO and RDO Gold may be diluted with tap water to permit multipurpose use. Dilution with tap water is recommended for mildly calcified specimens such as bone marrow biopsies (core). In either case, the standard procedure should be to check the specimen periodically to determine the endpoint of decalcification.

 

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