[Histonet] Drying slides in MW

From:"Cheryl Crowder"

I am not familiar with the EMS MW, but normally drying if your stained 
slides are on a cardboard slide tray (holding 20), they can be put in the 
MW, heated on full power for 1 minute, removed and cooled for 5 minutes.  
The slides are not ready to be filed, but the coverglass will not move 
around.  The only down slide to this method is the slide tray itself.  Being 
layers of cardboard, when placed warm on a counter the top cools faster than 
the underside.  This can cause the tray to warp.  We place our trays on 
coplin jars to cool them so the top and bottom cool at the same rate and no 
bowing occurs.
Cheryl Crowder, BA, HTL(ASCP)
Chief Technologist
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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