Re: Drying paraffin slides

From:anita dudley

cheryl,  how long do you recomend drying slides in the microwave? I normally 
use an oven but had a rush the other day and thought about drying it in the 
microwave, was not sure about how long.  thanks a lot!!
anita dudley
providence hosp
mobile alabama

>From: Cheryl Crowder 
>To: histonet 
>Subject: Drying paraffin slides
>Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 12:01:43 -0600
>Hi - Just a point of terminology - whether heating slides in an oven,
>with forced air, or in the microwave, you are NOT drying the paraffin.
>You are drying the layer of water between the paraffin and the slide.
>Cheryl Crowder, BA, HTL(ASCP)
>Chief Technologist
>Department of Pathobiological Sciences
>School of Veterinary Medicine
>Louisiana State University
>Baton Rouge, LA  70803
>(225) 578-9734
>FAX  (225) 578-9720

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