Re: [Histonet] plus slides

From:"Angela Bitting"

Again, the issue is not with tissue adhesion, it is the uniformity of
the coating. The XT uses air to mix the reagent while its on the slides
and if the coating isn't uniform there is spotty staining.

>>> "Elizabeth Chlipala"  04/07/05 2:09 PM >>>
For all this is worth, here is my experience with plus slides.  I have
found no differences in tissue attachment in the following brands of
plus slides -
VWR, Fisher, Stat Labs superfrost plus and histobond slides - I would
use any one of these for immuno's without fear of losing my sections. 

I have tried Surgipaths snowcoat x-tra and some plus slide that
Medical sells (made in China).  In my experience the immuno's I did
the slides from surgipath and Mercedes medical, the tissue sections
of the slides (with both automated and very careful handling of manual
methods)  I would never use those slides for immunos or even fixed
frozen sections.  I cut some fixed tissue for frozen and used
snowcoat extra and the sections fell off, but adhered just fine to the
the StatLab histobond slides.
Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Premier Laboratory, LLC
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Boulder, Colorado 80308
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