[Histonet] Block labeling

Tom McNemar TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org
Mon Jun 24 11:51:53 CDT 2013

I used to use a 4x4 with a little Americlear or Xylene to clean the paraffin off before relabeling.  You can then dip or run a little paraffin over it.  May not be practical if you have a lot.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Patrick Laurie
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Block labeling

Hi Everyone,

What is the best way to label blocks that are already embedded?  We have a
large control bank that we are trying to relabel and make search able,
however, most marking pens don't write well on paraffin covered blocks,
even when we scrape them off.  Pencils work, not always the most legibly,
so I was wondering if there is a clever solution that someone might have
found.  We've tried putting stickers or labels on the back, but that falls
right off.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


Patrick Laurie(HT)ASCP QIHC

Histology Manager

Celligent Diagnostics, LLC

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