[Histonet] FISH fading

Bonnie Whitaker bwhitaker <@t> brownpathology.com
Mon Sep 13 10:23:26 CDT 2004

Hi Histonet!


A colleague called to vent some frustrations about FISH today.  This person
is performing FISH, checking the slides, and thinking the results are good.
A few days later when the PI checks the slides, the slides have faded.  Is
there a specific rule of thumb for how much exposure to light (sunlight and
artificial) and how much time can pass without damaging the signal?  Are
anti-fading agents different?  Should he try something other than what the
manufacturer includes in the kit that they are using?


Bonnie Whitaker

Lab Manager

Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories

8076 El Rio

Houston, Texas  77054



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