[Histonet] RE: labeling pre-made slides

Goins, Tresa TGoins <@t> mt.gov
Thu Oct 18 15:26:31 CDT 2012

I don't know if you tried these markers specifically, but we have seen variation in quality.  We changed vendors because we began having problems with our original source - the vendor changed their supplier and tried selling the pen as "the same as" - it was not even close.  

Also, you may try cleaning the frosted area with acetone before labeling.


-----Original Message-----
From: Hutton, Allison [mailto:AHutton <@t> dh.org] 
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:39 PM
To: Goins, Tresa; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: labeling pre-made slides

Some further clarification...
*We manually coverslip
*We have tried the markers upon reciept but have trouble with them staying on due to the spray fixative ending up on the frosted end as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: Goins, Tresa [mailto:TGoins <@t> mt.gov]
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:08 PM
To: Hutton, Allison; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: labeling pre-made slides

We have no label maker - so the slides are labeled with a Securline Marker II from EMS - stays put through all treatments.
Prior to delivery, a paper label is printed and affixed to the slide over the hand-written label.


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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:27 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] labeling pre-made slides

We use the Leica IPS to label our cytology slides, however, we do get quite a few slides from doctors who make smears and spray fix them before they come to us.  Unfortunately, they use pencil to label and this usually wipes off during staining and coverslipping.  Does anyone else receives slides like this and then how are they permanently labeled?  We would like to avoid going back to paper labels if at all possible.
Any advice or suggestion is appreciated
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