RE: Cover slipping/Gloves
|From:||Bernard Ian R SSgt 59 CRES/MSROP |
contact is of concern when cover slipping without gloves. It is
easier to cover slip without gloves. Most Histotechs do it without
gloves. The choice is yours. It depends on how often you are cover
slipping or being exposed to the mounting media thinner (Xylene). If you
use a Xylene substitute instead it should not be of a
health problem . I do it without gloves. Wash your hands
after, other than that it is up to you. Usually after cover slipping for a
while the clearing agent will break down the gloves, even Nitrile gloves after a
Just one quick question.. Do any of you use gloves to cover
Thanks for you input
Where I currently work, we use an automatic coverslipper. But when
I was in school, I was taught to coverslip with nitrile gloves.
After I got some experience with coverslipping by hand, I found that it was
easier for me to do it without gloves.
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