[Histonet] Block labeling

Helen Fedor hfedor <@t> jhmi.edu
Mon Jun 24 13:07:58 CDT 2013

Hello, we are using the labels from the "Brady" label maker with good success. They are extra sticky and you can find some that will stick to paraffin. We use ones that qualify for freezing since they need to be safe on the ice tray.



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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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