[Histonet] RE:Slide quality -wrinkles
Andrew.Prior <@t> Smith-Nephew.com
Mon Dec 3 02:43:14 CST 2007
I picked up this useful tip at the NSH conference in Denver. Thanks to
whoever it was that suggested that tip. It's been a godsend these last
two weeks cutting tricky bone samples.
Once you pick up your section from the waterbath, place on a hotplate at
70deg C for 10-15 seconds before moving to your normal drying set-up.
This brief heating is enough to melt the wax and most small wrinkles
disappear. I've not seen any negative effect on the tissue quality or
staining, just nice smooth sections.
Of course you should check if the problems are with processing or a
specific tech, but sometimes the tissue doesn't want to cut nicely and
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