Decalcifying Solutions


  • Shelf Life is one year from date manufactured unless otherwise stated.
  • Store at 15-30°C unless otherwise stated.


Technical Notes:  Proper fixation is of critical importance when decalcifying bone.  Improperly fixed tissues will exhibit poor morphology following decalcification.  10% Phosphate Buffered Formalin is the recommended fixative although some applications may require a different fixative.  The choice of fixative should be determined by the user.

Decalcification End-Point Set #1051:  Used to determine complete decalcification if radiography is not available.

H = Hazardous

Decalcifying Solution, EDTA/Sucrose

Part # 1048B1 L $52.90 
Part # 1048C1 gal $185.20 
Part # 1048D10 L cube $332.10 

Decalcifying Solution, Formic Acid 5%, Aqueous

Part # 1049B1 L $28.80 
Part # 1049C1 gal $101.80 
Part # 1049E20 L cube $214.70 

Decalcifying Solution, HCL/EDTA

(use: Excellent for bone marrows. Gentle but quick!)

  • Shelf Life is 2 years from date of manufacture.
Part # 1050A1 L $21.80H
6 or more:
Part # 1050A1 L $17.20H
Part # 1050C1 gal $65.00H

Decalcifying Solution, Formic/Citrate

  • Shelf Life is 2 years from date of manufacture.


Part # 10492A500 ml $30.20H
Part # 10492B1 L $36.50H
Part # 10492C1 gal $91.10H

Decalcifying Solution, Formic Acid/Formalin

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Part # 10493B1 L $24.80 
Part # 10493C1 gal $67.90 

Decalcification End Point Set

(use: Determination of complete decalcification of specimen.)

Sol'n A: Ammonium Hydroxide, Aqueous

Sol'n B: Ammonium Oxalate, Aqueous

Part # 1051A250 ml each bottle $44.60