[Histonet] Slide trays

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Wed Jun 2 13:05:29 CDT 2004

Fisher, VWR, and many histology suppliers have these, and they tend to be
expensive.  Try Wards, they seem to have these at a reasonable pricing,
sometimes better than Fisher et al.  If your hospital/laboratory has
discount on these all the better or if you buy in volume, do some dealing. 

We have laid white sheets of paper, cut to fit the long slots, or even
thicker biological paper over the stains, and replace when messed up - use
double stick Scotch tape for easy removal.  

At 01:01 PM 6/2/2004 EDT, you wrote:
>I'm doing rather high volume pathology in a lab that uses the familiar old 
>twenty-slide cardboard trays - the ones with "INDEX" in a very retro type
>on the front.
>Of course, nobody in the history of pathology has ever thrown away a slide 
>tray, however old and battered. The result is that our old trays have 
>accumulated numerous scribbles and stains on the tray bottoms, and these
dark marks 
>interfere with looking at the slide with the unaided eye before putting
under the 
>Has anybody ever painted over the stains and scribbles with a nice 
>easy-to-apply white paint? What product have you used for this?
>Bob Richmond
>Samurai Pathologist
>Knoxville TN and Gastonia NC
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Gayle Callis
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Veterinary Molecular Biology 
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