[Histonet] [EXTERNAL] Pap slides

Perl, Alison aperl at caremount.com
Fri Mar 13 12:19:31 CDT 2020

We routinely leave our ThinPrep Paps in 95 overnight and stain the next day. If I remember our Hologic training correctly, they said the slides can be left up to 5 days - best to check with an FAS before trying it, though

Alison Perl, HTL(ASCP)CM
Anatomic Pathology Manager 
CareMount Medical
(914) 302-8424
aperl at caremount.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Riley via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:52 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Histonet] Pap slides

Can pap slides be left in 95% alcohol overnight to be stained the next
morning without affecting the quality of the slides? Or should they be
moved to xylene then run back prior to staining?


Charles Riley BS  HT, HTL(ASCP)CM

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