[Histonet] Coverslip

Michael Ann Jones mjones <@t> metropath.com
Fri Jul 25 09:03:11 CDT 2014

We have found this to be a culmination of a couple of things:
Bad lot of tape from vendor
Drying slides before cover slipping
Too much xylene drip during coverslip (dilutes the glue stuff on the tape
allowing for weak adhesive)

We use Sakura cover slipping tape for more consistent quality and adjust
xylene drip accordingly and make sure slides do not sit out very long at
all as xylene from the stainer will evaporate (drying slides) rather
Hope this helps.

Michael Ann Jones, HT (ASCP)
Histology Manager
7444 W. Alaska Dr. #250
Lakewood, CO 80226
Mjones <@t> metropath.com

On 7/25/14, 7:47 AM, "Tommy Mai" <tmai <@t> phenopath.com> wrote:

>Hey everyone,
>I was wondering if anyone else has seen this occur in their labs and how
>to resolve this matter.  It has to do with the coverslip using the resin
>tape.  However more recently, I have been noticing that there is a drying
>artifact that happens right as the xylene drys.  It looks almost like
>when water freezes and gives that frosted look.
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