Definition: 'PVA Fixative'
PVA fixativeType: Term
1. Schaudinn fixative using either a mercuric chloride, zinc sulfate, or copper sulfate base; contains polyvinyl alcohol plastic powder that is used as an adhesive for fecal specimens in the preparation of permanent smears for subsequent staining.
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