[Histonet] Unstained slides - how long are they good for?

P Sicurello patpxs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 18:48:40 CDT 2018

Hello My Fellow Histologists,

Happy Friday Eve.

The question has come up......  How long are *unstained* slides good for?
Not for H&E but tests like IHC and molecular testing.  These slides have
been cut, stored at room temperature, not sealed in anyway, and kept in a
cardboard box.

Please let me know what your opinions are and what your retention policy is
concerning *unstained* slides.

Thanks oodles.


Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)CM

Histotechnology Specialist

UC San Diego Health

200 Arbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92103

(P): 619-543-2872

*Confidentiality Notice*: The information transmitted in this e-mail is
intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may
contain confidential and/or privileged material.  Any review,
retransmission, dissemination or other use of or taking of any action in
reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the
intended recipient is prohibited.  If you received this e-mail in error,
please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

More information about the Histonet mailing list