[Histonet] Storage of unstained slides/mold contamination

Merrick, Pixie E pmerrick <@t> fhcrc.org
Wed Mar 8 16:38:28 CST 2006


I work for a study that archieves unstained tumor slides. Currently the
means of storage is in a nitrogen desiccator cabinet inside a coldroom.
The problem is that we have had two mold contaminations and I believe
there is a better way of storing these slides so that they do not get
contaminated. I have a meeting scheduled soon where I will argue the on
the topic of variability of immunohistochemical reactivity on stored
paraffin slides and I would also like to provide solid evidence of room
temperature storage with/without desiccator cabinet vs. cold room
storage when it comes to mold. I have searched PubMed and various other
journals with minimal results. Any suggestions??

Thank you,

Pixie Merrick
Pathology Data Coordinator
Cancer Prevention Program
1100 Fairview Ave. N., M4-B402
Seattle, WA  98109-1024
Tel: 206.667.2832
Fax: 206.667.7850

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