[Histonet] Removing paraffin sections from glass slides

Weems, Joyce K. Joyce.Weems at emoryhealthcare.org
Mon Jun 22 09:52:30 CDT 2015

This is what I would do...

Soak the coverslip off in xylene
Either  - rehydrate back to water and just wipe the tissue off - then dip the slides in absolute and let dry..

OR   - air dry out of xylene and wipe off with a wet gauze  - then do the alcohol dip

Whichever worked best. Just my 2 cents..

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Joyce Weems
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From: Coffey, Anna (NIH/NCI) [C] [mailto:anna.coffey at nih.gov]
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 10:25 AM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Removing paraffin sections from glass slides


I'm wondering if anyone has experience removing dried unstained paraffin sections from charged glass slides. I don't need to preserve the sections, just want to reuse the slides.


Anna Coffey, MS, HTL(ASCP)CM
Center for Advanced Preclinical Research Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Bld 539, 224
Frederick, Maryland 21702
anna.coffey at nih.gov

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