[Histonet] Filed slides sticking together

John Garratt john.garratt at ciqc.ca
Fri Apr 16 19:25:18 CDT 2021

Use tape if you want to have a lean mean operation. Instant filing, no sticking, no ovens.


On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 2:55 PM, Jay Lundgren via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> I've seen labs that do this, like 30C for 24 hours, but if you use xylene,
> make sure to put the oven under a hood.
> It's a lot easier just to leave them out, in a well ventilated place, for
> 48hours. Buy more slide folders/trays.
> I worked one place where the slides were held for 24 hours before being
> given to the paths, because they were concerned about being exposed to
> xylene fumes. But that lab/hospital system had no competition within 100
> miles and didn't care about turn around times.
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