[Histonet] Shiny side of a paraffin section

Eric Hoy Eric.Hoy <@t> UTSouthwestern.edu
Tue Feb 28 19:36:09 CST 2012

All of the cells would be face down when you looked at them!

(It's already been a long week!)

Eric Hoy

Eric S. Hoy, Ph.D., SI(ASCP)
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Email: Eric.Hoy <@t> UTSouthwestern.edu

On 2/28/12 5:56 PM, "Lucie Guernsey" <lguernsey <@t> ucsd.edu> wrote:

> As all of us who cut paraffin know, the underside of each section as it
> comes off the blade is shiny. I've always accepted it as a fact that the
> shiny side always goes down on the water bath, but I've begun to wonder
> why. Is there a specific reason why we're all taught to put the shiny side
> down? What would the difference be between a 'properly' collected section
> and a rebelliously collected shiny-side up section? Does it even matter?
> Thanks!
> Lucie
> Lucie Guernsey
> UC San Diego
> lguernsey <@t> ucsd.edu
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