[Histonet] Filed slides sticking together
patpxs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 22:11:54 CDT 2021
We used to use a drying oven set at 37 degrees C. We stopped using it because some people thought it smelled, plus our slide volume increased to the point where all the flats couldn’t fit.
Now we dry them for two days, minimum, before filing. I prefer to let them dry for at least 4 days.
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> On Apr 16, 2021, at 5:26 PM, John Garratt via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:
> 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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